Taylor Carman requires first drafts before final essays, a request that doesn't seem as big of a pain in the ass as it actually is. His concepts of first drafts and final drafts differ from those of the rest of the world in that he expects two entirely different theses, theories, papers etc. You would think that as the class continues you would be able to guess at your grade based on the amount of work you put in. Basically it's a grade out of a hat, and if you go and try to talk to him you'll receive cryptic, "I can't thoroughly reread everyone's papers beause of the sheer number of papers" answers that you leave you tempted to fling hamlet in his general direction. And after you worry and agonize over you grade, you find that the final grade is completely different that what you expected. I don't mean to sound like a jaded student, trying to get out of my frustration by bashing him on culpa. His lectures were really quite interesting, as he constantly questions whether or not we exist, and if you're into the whole "it's not 'why are we here?' but 'are we here?'" line of questioning you'll be thoroughly amused. Also he has no problem interrupting, but don't try and do it to him.