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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

ellie_desu
May. 22nd, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
If you're that stupid/inept you shouldn't be in grad school anyways.
banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Who's "you"?
J/K, I know what you meant. And yes. But mostly I am talking about undergrads. Senioritis is rampant. Sigh.

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Banazir

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