(Remember Your Servants, O Lord)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There is something to be said for it. Concluding lines to a female student’s in-class writing in preparation for the final exam (also an essay):
"This essay is terrible. I’m sorry."
How refreshing that is to see.
Yes, it's always the teacher's fault when the student doesn't get her stuff done. I had one tell me once that, because I had taught something when she was absent, I hadn't actually taught it.
I shouldn't be surprised at anything anymore, I suppose, but I still find myself dismayed by such accusations. This year, our department is responsible for a young man's not walking in the Dec. grad program b/c we didn't pass his Intro to Lit CLEP essay (which is the worst I've ever read) -- which he wrote one week before finals -- instead of taking the class three years ago when it was in his program to take. Whatever!