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How to Annoy a Professor

September 14, 2010

The first few weeks of classes are fun for everyone. For those students out there who are looking for great advice on how to start the semester on the wrong foot, I suggest the following ways to annoy a professor.

First Way

Professor: “My classes are not easy—there are a lot of readings and you have to keep up with them to do well in the course.”

Student: “You just ruined my day.”

Second Way

Professor: “What does the author mean by x?”

Student 1: “He means y.”

Professor: “No, that’s a good guess but it’s not correct.”

Student 2: “He means z.”

Professor: “Exactly; we know he means z because …”

Student 1: [under breath but still loud enough to hear across the room] “That’s exactly what I just said.”

Third Way

Just send an email from an account like “crazyitalianbitch43,” don’t identify your name or the class you’re in, and write one grammatically incorrect sentence asking about something that should be easily accessible on the syllabus, like “wht do you to stuyd for next weak.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2010 9:18 am

    How about emailing them an arrogant email implying that what they spent their life working on can be picked up in a few months by someone who is just messing around for the fun of it?

    /me has never dne that <__>

  2. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    September 16, 2010 9:37 am

    Dear lord, you didn’t!

  3. September 17, 2010 4:11 am

    …hopefully the implication was subtle enough that they didn’t notice.
    (also I now realise I was wrong :p)

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