“Mel Gibson is set to direct a movie about Christ’s last 12 hours played out entirely in two ancient tongues – Latin and Aramaic – with no subtitles. The formula hardly sounds like the recipe for a hit movie but Gibson thinks language should be no barrier for the film, titled Passion.” —Mel Gibson to Direct Film in Latin and ArabicABC Australia)
“[S]tudents with low GPAs who were quizzed weekly outperformed their counterparts by 18 percent… ‘Students hated me. They raged in front of the whole class. They hated being quizzed, and yet, it worked,’ Tuckman said.” —Students Get Better Grades When Tested Frequently In ClassOhio State)
“The results show that procrastinators don’t work better under pressure, but it may be the only way they work… They don’t have any idea how well they might do if they didn’t procrastinate.”Bruce Tuckman —Procrastinators Get Poorer Grades in Class, Study FindsOhio State)
“If you ask people why they procrastinate, you possibly may hear the real reasons. More than likely, though, you will hear their excuses. When an excuse sounds believable, it has a name – rationalization.” —Reasons and Excuses for ProcrastinationOhio State)
A former freshman comp student: “I figure you’re about neck deep with groans and complaints from your ‘newbies’ right now, so I thought this might be a good time to say ‘Thank you. I was very fortunate to be in your class. No other class ever has, nor I suspect ever will, prepare me as thoroughly.’” A Former Student Says “Hi”Via E-Mail) It’s e-mails like this that really make teaching…
“Described by those who’ve tried it as ‘souffle-like,’ the deep-fried Twinkie has become so popular that it has been mentioned by Jay Leno and will be featured on the Food Network.” —Deep Fried TwinkieCox) Can you tell that I’m hungry right now?