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Emergent questions about grades

So.

Grades are in.

Why is it that there are more thirteenth-hour questions than there were eleventh-hour ones?

I mean, I know I try to put students at ease when they needn't be alarmed, just because some of them are very antsy, and some are just a little insecure. Some students should be worried, though! To wit: grad students on the brink of a C or undergrads on the brink of a D or F should hit the books (or come and check on missing homeworks or their absolute standing) before the final. It's easy to say "I didn't see a grade posting, so I just guessed (read: assumed) I was okay"; it's quite another to know you only turned in half the assignments or turned the hour exams in half blank and then count on the curve.

... right?

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Banazir

Comments

mapjunkie
May. 21st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
The buck has to stop somewhere. Tests earn you merit, and assignments earn you slack. Any college education that is any good will hold you accountable.
banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Preaching to the converted!
Y'all are talking to me as if I didn't believe you, or am one of them... :-P

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Banazir

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