I've been working on grading last weeks' busy work from my students, and found...that about a third of them are unable to read instructions before completing an assignment.
One of the busy work assignments that I mind less than others calls for the students to read, summarize, then respond to something. They're supposed to write the title as if it were a bibliographic entry.
About a third of the twenty I've graded...haven't. About two thirds of the rest have done it incorrectly, despite me telling them upfront to use easybib.com or knightcite.com for stuff like this.
Can we just start telling freshmen that can't follow simple instructions to drop the fuck out of college because they're mouth-breathing speshul snowflake retards that need to spend some time in the real world?
I've still got about a quarter of my grading left to go--basically a few on this assignment from this class, and all of this assignment from the other class. And the other class...is worse.
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