In many cases, perhaps 90-95% of the time, these anticipatory visions are just that: pipe dreams that we imagine in order to soothe any anxieties we may have about this strange and exciting new world into which we’re about to wade: college.
Enter Rate My Professors. I’ve touched on this “consumer”-based site before. It’s a highly subjective source of college students’ opinions about the men and women who teach them. Of course, the caveat here is that some (it’s hard to tell how many) students have an ax to grind. Maybe a certain professor gave them a bad grade, which the student felt was unfair. Others comment upon personal aspects such as appearance, mannerisms, language issues, demeanor, etc.