Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]


Mustn’t crush the student’s spirit I suppose. But this is a student who will probably be a 2nd Lieutenant in a few weeks, right? I’d like my officers to have tougher spirits than that.


03/31/15 @ 19:15
Comment from: diana [Member]

56 days. Yes.

And students need their spirits crushed when they turn in crap like that. Does she actually think that’s a good paper?

When my students (usually in the first few weeks of class) turn in that sort of junk, I give them the grade they deserved and ask them if they really think it’s worth more. They say no. They know they were just trying to BS me.


03/31/15 @ 19:37
Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

And if they are hoping to be leaders after college, they need to KNOW how to WRITE without all the gook! Keep up the good work; one day, they will look you up and thank you for it!!!

04/01/15 @ 12:41
Comment from: diana [Member]

Incidentally…I didn’t send that email to my colleague. Putting such outrage in writing like that generally isn’t a good idea. I gave myself time to get past the outrage, then discussed it politely with her. I asked her to send her student to me if she complains about the grade; I’ll be happy to explain why the B is a gift from the gods.


04/09/15 @ 22:49

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