June 29, 2009

My Biggest Challenge Today

Have you faced this?

I'm sitting in a classroom where the professor asks a question, and he's forgotten that he put the answer in the notes he just gave us.

So now, every time he asks a question, there are 40 of us sitting here trying to pretend that we know off the top of our heads that "correlatives of pluralism" are "a variety of societal trends that are partly causes and partly effects of pluralism."

Of course, you also have to rephrase it so that he doesn't recognize that your reading from the notes. You also have to pause thoughtfully like you're searching your brain for the answers. Plus, don't answer too often. After all, it's a seminary class and humility is highly prized here.

How would you handle this?

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