Friday, December 5, 2014

Stupid student tricks...

1. One of my Saudi boys turned in good papers all semester.  I double checked each one, and none seemed plagiarized (the English was too good).  Well, I graded his blog this morning, and double checked on one of his posts...and it was copied and pasted from a persuasive essay website...which took his high A for the class down to an F.

2.  My blatantly racist student was just in here complaining about how confusing another professor in another department's ways of figuring grades is, and asking me to explain to her how her grade was figured.  I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE.  She's also missed four out of five of the workshops (each of which is worth ten points), but managed 90% on all of her papers for me, and was wondering if there was anything she could do to raise her B for the class to an A.  Um...nope!

3. I have two students who have not turned in the research paper as of yet.  One of them had an A before I gave her a 0 for the paper, and the other had a D. 

4.  I had a student to whom I gave an incomplete last semester contact me and ask me if I'd graded her papers yet...so that I could make sure and turn in a grade change request...to give her the piece of mind that her Incomplete doesn't turn into an F.  I haven't received her papers, so how the fuck could I grade them???

4 comments:

  1. I couldn't do what you do... sorry, and admiration that you keep doing it!!!

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    1. It's really beginning to lose its appeal, that's for sure.

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  2. Seriously? He threw away a hard earned A for an F because he wanted to plagiarize a blog post? That's a special kind of stupid, now isn't it?

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    1. Yup. And with that, he threw away a potential scholarship from the Saudi government, too.

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