The value of homework

February 01, 2004

I was grading homework during the football game this evening.

I am reminded of another very good reason to assign regular homework - after reading the wide range of quality and coherence in these first homeworks, I now know that I will have to simplify my arguments and make sure to stick in the general vicinity of the textbook chapters in my lectures.

Tomorrow I get to talk about Europe and the World part 1. I will spend tomorrow morning reviewing my plans and making sure the story is clear and simple. I might use the following rhyme to open class:

Sugar and spice and slaves held for life
That is what first empires are made out of.
I can't think of a comparable rhyme to use when we will talk about the second set of European empires at the end of the 19th century. But I have a gift for doggerel, so I am sure I will think of something.

Posted by Red Ted at February 1, 2004 11:00 AM | TrackBack