Today, a study hit the news about how 45% of university students don't learn anything in their first two years of college (no improvement over high school) and this was attributed to the fact that they spend about 16% of their time in class and on classwork, and 52% of their time "socializing". And yet the average grade "earned" in a class is a B.
As a college professor, I sadly believe this. What totally chaps my ass, though, is that when it comes time to evaluate a class they bitch and moan about the work required while at the same time admitting that they didn't really do any of it/did the bare minimum. And then they complain about getting a "C" (which frankly, is just grade inflation of the type of work that deserves a D or failing grade). I am quickly becoming bitter, I have to admit.
Things I am not bitter about: The 1 cc fill has kicked in! I had an episode during lunch where I was sure I was going to be stuck for the first time-- I was at home alone so I engaged in some burping behavior that was very unladylike but moved it through. And I wasn't overeating-- I was just full up I guess. For dinner, I picked the toppings off a slice of veggie pizza and was full full full.
I hit 210.2 during my post-fill liquid diet, but was 211.4 this morning after a weekend back on food. Still, that's a 4 lb loss in a week. WHOO!