« on: April 11, 2006, 07:58:11 PM »
On one hand, I find fear to be a good motivator. If a professor is a nazi, I find I am always the most prepared for that class, and as a result I actually learn something.
On the other hand, remember that grading is anonymous. If you can overcome the ego issues, you will be just fine. If anything, teachers like that make the students circle the wagons and use the common enemy to empathize with each other. Since everyone has their turn getting beat up, it's not as embarrassing.
Being late is going to happen when you have to drive to school, park, and be in class at 8 a.m. every day. But being 10 minutes late is just irresponsible. I know *&^% occasionally happens, but no one can say that they are regularly held up by 10 minutes because of traffic, parking, etc. There is a simple solution to a problem like that. I'm sure I don't have to tell you what it is.