When I was a business student in UC Berkeley, there was a professor whom I both loved and hated.
He taught Business Negotiation and trust me, he was a killer and gave us tonnes of homework, and even tripled in the Spring Break. Can you imagine someone like me, who loves to travel and can only take a long vacation in the Spring Break, had to read a thick book, write a book report, prepare for the negotiation simulation exam, read three cases, complete 10 worksheets and....?
I ended up bringing a suitcase of course material to Portland and Seattle where my friend Sylvia and I have planned so long. Exhausted after a day of sightseeing, we cursed the professor every night in the hotel bedroom, when we had no choice but studying and doing piles of course work...
However, after months of hard work, I did learn a lot from the professor and I must say, he is a great teacher. No pain, no gain, he trained his business students to be tough negotiators. I scored an A for the course.
In my photography workshop, I give students a pre-workshop quiz and a post-workshop quiz so they could see scientifically how much they have learnt. Inspired by the professor who used the same way to train his students, and seeing myself who scored from 11/30 at the beginning to 29/30 at the end of the course made me so grateful for all the effort and guidance he poured in. He is the best and is one of my favorite professors.
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