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Oh Frabjous Day!

Not only did my first day as a TA go very nicely, but I was walking home today, and I saw that we have 51st Street back! The Obamas are safely in DC, and the buses can get through from Woodlawn to Drexel again.

Pastafazoola!

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elliska
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
While the whole 'Obama is a neighbor' thing was probably cool to some degree, I bet you are glad to get a bit of normalcy back.

Is there a difference between being a TA and doing what you did last semester? You taught your own classes then too, right?
frenchpony
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
I like the thought of being able to go places again, yes I do. The cop cars were fun for a while, but they did get old.

A Lector and a TA are of the same academic rank, but with slightly different duties. The way the writing class worked was that there were two meetings per week. The Thursday meeting was a big plenary session in which one of the three professors would give the big lecture. On Tuesdays, there would be the small sessions with the Lectors in which we went over the papers and discussed the lesson thoroughly.

As the TA for this course, I am the professor's right-hand woman. I have an office hour, and I'm someone else for the students to talk to if they need help. I make sure that things run smoothly. I'm the class DJ and (for this professor, at least) techie. I get to teach two lessons, and when the professor has to be absent, I'm the sub. I also host the review sessions for the listening quizzes. I am Robin to the professor's Batman, only with not so much of a chance of getting kidnapped.
meggins
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Calloo! Callay!

Yes, I just heard on the TV this morning that the Obama family is temporarily staying in a hotel in D.C.

Congrats on your new TA duties. Wow!
frenchpony
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
I think I may have to take the el somewhere soon, just so I can take the bus that goes to the el stop.

I get to hold an office hour today! Whee! Not that anyone will come, of course, but my advisor's office is just full of books, and he said I could read them.
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