|Anyone notice that|
since Tingle left
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This has all been covered before, so I won't go into detail. But if a paper requires 5 sources and a student turns in a paper with 1, well, that's not meeting the guideline. I even let offenders rewrite, fix it, address it, try again. In the end I want them to the right work to the right level. And for some of my regional uni kids, they need that consideration.
But what baffles me is how these same students, when presented with this offer, just shrug. They say, "Oh, I didn't know."
I sometimes say, "Well, it's on the syllabus, the handout, the LMS, I said it in class, and I sent you an email."
They smile, drink some of their coffee, and go to disappoint someone else.
I'm used to liars and fabricators and plagiarists. But more and more I'm seeing students who act as if they don't care. Didn't do it right? Oh well.
Now some of these, I have learned, will have a realization in the last week, or sometimes after the transcript comes. And I have to deal with them and the Dean later on. But I'm encountering students now who just seem to accept they did it wrong and carry on as if there was no other way around it.
I found 2 students in the hallway of a classroom building yesterday. They sit together, commit about the same amount of effort to the class, and if I combined all their scores they wouldn't even have a chance to pass. I said, "Hey, guys. Get on those rewrites. Both of your papers had some real promise and insight, but you didn't blank, blank, and blank. Take care of that and I'll regrade them."
"Cool," one said, and of course I remembered, after they left, that I'd had the same conversation with them after class one day about another assignment, and I'm still waiting for those results.