allawayr wrote:So I just got out of orgo, and I'm always amazed at how people start packing up and talking as soon as the professor so much as hints that the class is about over....The professor is still talking (you know, reminders like - such and such modeling exercise is due monday, our first test is next friday, have a good weekend) and yet people are completely ignoring him and talking to one another etc. I'm amazed that people still do this in college (I would have thought that would have been left behind in HS or MS even).
So true. And it's not just there. If it's really bad, I usually say something like "oh ok, guess you didn't need to know that Z I talked about today is going to be one of the essays on the exam, where I.... " if the noise quiets, I go about my lcture. If it stays noisy, I keep going with the exam question. It's not always true, but usually it is for those that are still attempting to pay attention.