Friday, May 26, 2006

Ec 10: You're Done!

To my ec 10 students: As I post this, you are taking your final exam. By the time you read this, you will be done. Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your first year studying economics as much as I have being your instructor. I wish you all a great summer. Please stop by in the fall and say hello.

With your exams now safely behind you, this might be a good time to reflect on a piece of wisdom from Dave Barry:

Basically, you learn two kinds of things in college:

  • Things you will need to know in later life (two hours). These include how to make collect telephone calls and get beer stains out of your pajamas.

  • Things you will not need to know in later life (1,998 hours). These are the things you learn in classes whose names end in -ology, - - -osophy, -istry, -ics, and so on. The idea is, you memorize these things, then write them down in little exam books, then forget them. If you fail to forget them, you become a professor and have to stay in college for the rest of your life.