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 worthwile.