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When Grad Students Fight Sickness

After feeling generally kind of bleh yesterday and skipping Fundamentals of Teaching Writing (Yiddish was canceled anyway, since the professor is still on vacation), I woke up this morning with a bad sore throat. The rest of me feels okay enough to go to class, but I don't want to be called on to contribute to the discussion because I'm not sure if I'll be able to talk. In order to ensure this, I made a little note for my professors explaining that I have a sore throat and will be unable to speak in class today.

It's in three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Such is my life.

By the way, to rhobike, lcohen, or canyon_lady, whoever sees this first: I'm scheduled to host on Thursday. At the moment, I'm physically up to having guests, but not up to singing. (Snacks, of course, will be made wearing foodservice gloves to protect innocent singers from germs.) Should I continue to be scheduled to host, or should someone cover for me? How late can I make this decision?


Nov. 30th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
An exam on Friday?! Mean! Well, it's better than one on Sunday, I guess. Would ruin the whole weekend. Good luck on the exam!
Nov. 30th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Technically, yesterday and today are considered Reading Period, not exam time. But the language professors often offer students the option of taking those exams early, during Reading Period. I think that this is partly so that the students don't forget grammar information so quickly, and partially because the language profs want to take off early! Most students take them up on this offer, because they want to get those exams done and over with and have exam week free for paper-writing anyway.

But the language profs must allow students to take the exam during the scheduled time if they so choose, hence the option to take the Hebrew test today or Tuesday. I've actually opted to take it Tuesday, on the grounds that I'll be fully healthy then, and that everyone else gets to take it healthy, why not me, too?


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