Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I don't know why I bother...

Not only have I written step-by-step instructions on how to write each paper (as well as what-all goes into a well-structured, well-developed paper), but I also have written a sample paper for each chapter. 

So far, I've graded three papers.  Judging by what I've seen, not a single damn one of the first three read the chapter, used the organization worksheet, or even so much as glanced at the sample essay. 

I am sick of stupid.  I'm probably going to have a nasty cold or something after having graded these things. 


  1. Oh, I hear you. I'm seeing it in my biology students. And these are people who are SENIORS, ready to graduate and go to professional/graduate school/work. And they are not stupid people by any stretch of the imagination.

    But dammit are they LAZY. And that pisses me off.

    I'm hoping this isn't "Welcome to the New America" but I'm afraid it is.

    1. If my family didn't need my small income, I'd quit. As it is, the minute I'm selling enough books to equal my current income, I'm gonna quit. I'm gonna hate to do it to my alma mater, and my department head, but I cannot deal with the level of stupid I'm seeing.

      And it just. Keeps. Getting. Worse. Every. Semester.

  2. yeah, quitting is a luxury I don't have.

    My dad once said I was close to having "F you" money (in the sense of being able to say "F you, I quit" and have enough to live on for at least a few years) in the investments I had (inherited from grandparents) but that was before our current Administration came to power.

    And as I said, it's not even the stupids that get me down. It's the smart kids who have decided not to use what God gave them inside their heads.

    1. Those are the ones that really get me, too. The ones that aren't so bright don't frustrate me nearly so much. I don't have a whole lot of non-gifted--just a lot that think they're gifted enough that they don't need to read the chapters or follow the instructions.