Starting in January, I will be teaching a required course for our sophomore undergraduates. I have 85 students registered for my section. If any Spring ’20 students are reading this, let me know you are out there!
I don’t recall having much of an interest in my professors outside of the classroom in my undergraduate days. (In general, but definitely not this guy.) There was no blogging then, so to hear further thoughts from them, I would have needed to seek out their academic journal articles or books. I think I would have been more likely to read a blog, especially one that featured indignation, sentimentality, and silliness.
I have spent my career teaching masters students and undergraduate juniors and seniors. Sophomores are new territory. So I turn to you, dear readers. Please contribute a comment: what advice do you have for twenty-year-old students? I’d love to have some of your comments to share on the first day of class.