Sunday, November 24, 2013

Essay Twits.


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  1. Can you imagine if the faculty put stuff like this on the Interwebz? "Uh oh! I forgot I had to lecture on Foundations of Hamsteroloyt today. Better read the chapter introduction and make up something quick!"

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  2. Desk:head. These are the ones who will come claim they "worked so hard and need an A."

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    1. And ended up copying and pasting from Wikipedia anyway.

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  3. I just came from an essay help class. Bring in your completed essay which is due next week and I will tell you what needs to be improved to help you get that better grade. Six of thirty showed. Two didn't have essays and two didn't have finished essays.

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    1. Indeed. My first thought on seeing these tweets was "I wonder whether any of those are mine." They certainly sound all too familiar.

      Another maxim I've filed away in my mental semester-planning folder: if I'm going to make myself available for student conferences on non-teaching days, do so as late in the semester as possible, since, no matter when I officially schedule the conference period, I'll end up coming in on those days until the end of the semester.

      Thank goodness for Thanksgiving. Not only do I get a few days off; students now seem to be counting on getting things done over the break, and are a bit less interested in meeting with me (since that requires at least a partial draft). This is not, of course, a pattern of behavior likely to lead to success in the class, but at this point I'll take any respite I can get, for any reason.

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