Quote from stpauligirl
I have never had a professor who didn't allow tape recording. Sounds like the poster needs immediate remedy. You cant expect the entire class to have to slow down for someone who can't keep up....constant questions and varifications would be way to disruptive. I have never had a slow professor...especially in the nursing prerequiste classes where they jam an enourmous amount of information into one class and literally throw it at you with rocket speed. It's the nature of these classes, it goes Boom Boom boom.....our professor talks so fast he trips over his own words, taping saves the day :roll
I had a a couple of professors that were big on not allowing tape recording...to me, it's ridiculous b/c you are there to learn, and not everyone is a rapid note taker.
Some professors, have a "potty mouth" and are afraid they'll get into trouble if the higher ups know certain jokes they tell, whatever. I could care less about that sort of thing. I just need to be able to review the material.
I have always kept a bookbag that has a mesh pocket in front. I use that pocket for tape recordings...I keep it entirely to myself and I don't share it with anyone. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as you don't share the tapes.
The last straw for me was a class I had to drop from a foreign professor that had a heavy accent that would not permit questions to be asked in class and would not allow you to open your textbook to follow along. College is too expensive to cater to that kind of nuttiness.