It’s that time of the semester again, and Daily Editor Sophie Tobin has a bone to pick.
Look. I’m a simple woman. I don’t ask for much, and I’m an appreciative person. But you know what I don’t appreciate? Professors who give “midterms” WHEN IT’S NOT THE MIDDLE OF THE TERM. To give a “midterm” three weeks into the semester is unethical, inhumane, and unconstitutional. Not only that, but it’s also just… not a midterm? Come on, people! “Mid” takes up half of the word! Last semester, I had a “midterm” every other week. Now, please tell me how on earth any of those are “midterms.” Maybe two fell around the halfway point of the semester. But the rest? Hell no. I haven’t been the same since then. And it’s happening again. I don’t think I can do this.
On the other hand, I don’t know what’s worse: trying to claim it’s a midterm, or having the audacity to call it a “quiz.” A quiz??? Excuse me??? If it has a staple in it, it’s not a fucking quiz, Stacy. Especially if it’s worth 20% of my grade. How is that even allowed? Just call it a test. Or an exam (there is a difference!). But for crying out loud, just don’t call it a midterm.
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