“In a non-Euclidean geometry course I took about a billion years ago, the professor proclaimed that all parallel lines meet at infinity. See you there. Don’t be late.”
We’re traveling on parallel paths: as you study for your exam, I’m awake in the middle of the night, writing it.
We’re both headed to the same spot in the time-space continuum. We will meet in the lecture hall in one week, you with your head full of chemistry and heart full of hope, hanging on a thread of three hours sleep, and me with my arms full of paper. My heart will also hope for your success. I want you to learn the material, truly understand it, and demonstrate your accomplishment on the exam. So I’m writing it carefully, choosing questions that’ll help me assess (no spellchecker, I will NOT drop that last s) your level of comprehension.
We’ll meet a few times before the exam. I might see you at the football game tomorrow, for the quiz and lectures next week, at our review session, and in my office hours…
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