Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I Don't Give a Shit
I wanted to write you about the grade on my paper draft. I don't think it was fair to grade my draft that way. I think you should have graded my effort and not the quality of the work.
Hi Carl, DR. Bison here.
Thanks for the feedback on my teaching practices, I can tell you thought long and hard about things. Sadly, grading for effort isn't approved in the faculty manual we have here at Type 7 Poop College. My boss tells me we grade for quality, even on drafts. You can't just wipe your ass on a piece of paper and expect to get an A, even if I call it a draft. You still have to put in coherent sentences, check your spelling, and a few goddamn commas. To be honest, my standards are extremely low. They get lower every semester. Want to know why?
I don't give a shit.
It's the emails I get from students. Take yourself. You've emailed me about your lengthy illness. Your child care problems. Your deceased relatives. Why you need to miss a certain day (no, we never cover anything important in class! Skip all of them!) That's life, and it's hard, I get it. I have one too (I mean, when I'm not responding to these emails, anyway). But guess what?
I don't give a shit. I don't give a shit if you turn in your assignment or not, or if you're in class or not. You are paying for this experience and I'm getting paid a pittance to give you high quality instruction. But you have to meet me here. If you don't come, I still get paid the same per class.
Ah, but I digress. Thanks again for the feedback on my grading. But I'm sure you've caught on just how seriously I take your email:
l don't give a shit.
Hugs and kisses,