So in the pile of papers I collected today on my last day of class I also got an anonymous note from a student. It was written up as a mock paper, with the name, “Hugh Jass”. Get it? The note is produced below. Warning: it contains foul language.
I will begin this paper with one of the fundamental questions of sociology: what the fuck? I mean, could you think of a more piece of shit branch of whatever the hell sociology is a branch. What does a sociologist hope to accomplish with a lifetimes worth of work on how people feel about shit? Probably more than they actually can. Although, that gets me thinking: Why hasn’t there been a study on how people feel about dropping the deuce? I’ll leave it up to you to answer that question, as well as conduct the study.
Yeah, I’m pissed. Fuck! You wouldn’t believe how pissed I am. One might say wasting a whole semester on a class just to figure out that I never want to take a sociology class again is a waste of time.It is. And I just did it.
Oh, and I assume a TA is grading this. First off, I feel bad for you. Just visit shamuskhan.com to figure out why. Yeah, yeah, did you go there? Mmm, you can really taste the dick. The jolly fat man likes food and is a self-proclaimed elitist. Well I never!
In conclusion: fuck.
—End of “paper”—
What does one do about something like this? I don’t know who actually handed it in. And given that the class is over I can’t really address it in class. I’m actually quite secure in my own teaching. And I know that, in general, students really like my classes. So I’m not posting this for sympathy or reassurance. I’m really am curious how folks who have more experience teaching would deal with something like this.
Let it go, is probably the best advice…