By CHRISTIAN FILTER May 7, 2018
Multiple sources have confirmed that during a section of Anthropology 1101 last week, sophomore Isabelle Mack prefaced her discussion comment by saying “I know you just kinda touched on this, but,” before repeating nearly word-for-word what the professor had literally just said.
Professor Douglas Simon, who teaches the class, looked slightly thrown off at the comment. However, in an effort to encourage students to participate in class, decided to keep the discussion moving.
“At this point, I’ll take anything,” he said.
“I think my professors and classmates have a lot of good points to make,” Mack told the Harpoon. “Like, our discussions are great, but if I’m being honest? I think those points would just be better if they were louder and all came from me.”
Classmates of Mack have suggested that at this point her additions are expected during the discussion, and are usually accompanied by smirks and eye-rolls. One student has reportedly started a tradition of whispering “here we go,” right before she opens her mouth.
“Participation in class discussions is very important,” commented Professor Simon. “Students really have a lot to learn from one another, and I think the most valuable part of a college education. That’s really what they’re paying for.”
“Going off of that,” added Mack. “I think participation in class discussions is very important. Students really have a lot to learn from one another, and I think that’s the most valuable part of a college education.”