Thursday, August 03, 2006

Mostly harmless!

hmmm so sem has started and hence the classes, but not much work to do and hence the blog. After attending few of the lectures on a *hot* topic (class full of students with no place left to get seated, implied!), I've made few observations. Basically, the course is on Data mining and we are thaught to classify the data, typically that means catagorize the data, run some programs and build some useful reports in the end. So, here is the outcome of my first *academic* report, classifying the students in a typical class:

1) Gimme more: These are students who want to learn. They don't care about anything else in the world all they want is to learn ann learn. They have an unmatch ability to ask doubts at any point in time, most of which being around the end of lecture, extending an hour lecture to overflow by 10-15 mins. I've never seen them getting good grades, but yes they certainly can talk about anything under the roof.

2) Is it under exam syallabus: All they want is good grades. Watever be the course, whosoever be the prof. , all they want is 10/10. I don't know why such people exsist but yah they are surely a way for others to pass to course, as most of ppl under this section make good notes.

3) Proxy Guys: U won't see them much as they have a nice friend who will sign on attendence sheet for them. Good!! at least they are not troubling others. Have fun.

4) ... and then I see a totally different class of people (sadly very few ppl fall under this category). These ppl are the last to-be-harmful guys. They might attend classes but surely won't ask doubts. They might do some work, but most definetly they will do just the minimal to pass the course.

Cheers!

[Title credits: Gera]

4 comments:

  1. I disagree. You are mostly two imp. categories. First, the guys(Fundoo types) woh attend each and every class and will be awake ni class and will understand everything but will ask anything exceptionally.

    Another one, not so fundoo, will have some doubts and will not ask in class, they will go to prof. just after class for clarifying things and asking more material to understand that.

    Both categories are very harmful, but first one is unintensionally and second one is intensionally.

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  2. I disagree. You are forgetting two most imp. categories. First, the guys(Fundoo type) who attend each and every class and will be awake in class and will understand everything but will ask anything exceptionally.

    Another one, not so fundoo, will have some doubts and will not ask in class, they will go to prof. just after class for clarifying things and asking more material to understand that.

    Both categories are very harmful, but first one is unintensionally and second one is intensionally.

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  3. i think u added the 4rth category to explain urself (please dont mind!!)

    While there is one category which you forgot to add, (most of people fall in this category though). Those who join the course because
    1) it is hot
    2) most of the high DR's has taken this course, there must be something good in this course or i can write this it in my resume.
    3) Some of the top class prof. (which their seniors or friends told them about, they surely know nothing abt prof.) is taking this course.

    After some lectures, they realize what a horrible mistake they have done, cursing the friends, profs and the course and in the end somehow managing to pass the course.

    @dk: has just seen <=2 people in each of your important categories in my iit life.

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