Grade Your Teachers When You Can

Grade Your Teachers When You Can

You are now grading the ones who grade you

As the semester winds down, we are constantly reminded to fill out the surveys for each professor we have taken this semester. Like many of my peers I was hesitant to do it. I thought to myself two very different reasons why I shouldn’t do it. One, what if no one ever reads this and I wasted my time? Two, what if I write something anonymously but it is so specific to me, and the teacher notices (especially if it is a bad review)? These thoughts are hard to get past, however when my teachers start to ask during every lecture to complete the surveys, you begin to feel like you should.

With my teachers beginning to ask us everyday to do the surveys, I figured it was about time to do it. It’s only going to take five minutes. While answering these questions you realize that you are now grading your teachers; the ones who are responsible for whether or not you pass a class are now the ones being graded. Instead of a grade being on the line, it is their career. You are determining how well they are doing, and whether they should be advanced or paid more or even if they will be teaching next semester. Keep in mind when you see a teacher survey it is important, it is your time to voice your opinion and tell them how you feel. With the anonymous feature, you are held to not restrictions to what you say; so if you are uncomfortable to explain how you feel and sing your name, that’s no problem because you can say whatever you wish with no repercussions.

Personally, the surveys need to be taken into account with administration at Rutgers University-Newark they are important. If you answer the surveys honestly, it will better the college. Like high school when a teacher has their principal sit in on a class to take notes, it will be aided by the thoughts of students. They see the professor on a class-to-class basis and see them naturally with no one sitting in. These surveys should be answered and viewed honestly; if several students are complaining about one professor and how they grade or if they are mean to students, should they continue to teach here? Probably not, but if the administration never hears the in-class issues, they’ll never know there is an issue.

Rutgers can only help if they know there is a problem in the classroom. So now it is up to you, to sit down and start doing what your professor and administrators ask and voice your opinions on who educates you here. If you want to make a difference here and have a voice on who teaches and who doesn’t, it starts with answering these small surveys. I’m going to leave it up to you now; take it into your hands to decide how you feel about your professors and remember it's anonymous, no one will ever know that it was you so make sure to be honest and just fill out the survey.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Trying to figure out what to do in life.


I never saw the crossroad

Where I could cross n' roam

Under an arch or dome. [1]

I just kept on the road

That was laid out,

Told to hold out

Till it pays out. [2]

Now I think its too late

Been walking too long,

Classes are all wrong

But masses too strong. [3]

So I follow with my head down

And chest up, succeeding cause

I'm too scared to fuck it up. [4]

But I have a need to lead,

Top-down and gears up

Leaving nothing to the dust.

But if I drop out, I'm a fuck up. [5]

Is it better to live and rust

Or drive till it busts

With trust you can find the way? [6]

[1] - Play on roam/Rome. Starts the poem by expressing the feeling of being trapped in my path in life. I felt like I never got the chance to figure out what I wanted to do.

[2] - I think a lot of it was I was following what people told me I should be doing.

[3] - I have a feeling that it is too late to change my course of life. I'm in a college for business, taking classes about business, and everyone around me wants to do business.

[4] - This is saying that even though I am not passionate about what I am doing I am still trying to succeed only because I'm scared of failing or quitting.

[5] - I want to leave and lead myself, do something where I'm not following but I don't know how to do that. This part starts a car reference, idk I've been watching Formula 1 on Netflix and its dope.

[6] - This is the question I've been asking myself, wondering if I should continue on with my path or follow my passion.

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