I'm giving a test in logic today -- it is nice that it coincides with my debate tournament hangover day... it feels a lot like a real hangover, but without the fun of the booze and debauchery of a traditional hangover. I wonder how the coaches who drink a lot feel after a tournament... talk about a double-whammy... eek.
I made them laugh before the test by writing "Do not skip class next time" on the board -- I'm trying to solve a serious problem by being very direct. At this school they seem to think that the day after an exam is a day off from content. When they think that in other classes, they can get caught up -- but when they think that in Logic, they miss the basic symbolization techniques and are messed-up for the rest of the semester.
I also had a student come in today asking a question from the first week of class. He's a nice enough kid, but wow -- what was he thinking we were doing all this time? I'm worried about his exam. I hate to have students fail the first one, because this class just gets harder.