A few more translates, and I fixed it for you:Now, we will go directly to the studentsNylon poor, destroying the country's high school.
I just ran it through several languages on Google translate and came up with this, which I kind of like better:Now we go directly to studentsNylon poor, destroying the high school in the country.
Oh, this is even better! The final languages were Serbian and Turkish before English -- and I think I went through maybe eleven iterations:We now go directly to the students.Poor Nylon, there is no high school in the country.
Poor Nylon. Ha!
Your neediness in stunning. I knew you'd fail. CALLED IT. And I love that you've kept the page up so I can revel in it over and over again. There's never been any currency in the whining that your small handful of fellow juco "profies" thought was representative of what an actual academic does.If you ever meet anyone at a top R1 school, tell them of your time spent on this blog and they'll say, "See, that's why you're still at Shoreline Community College." Just saying. You'll thank me for it one day.I can't wait to check in tomorrow to see how much I've bothered you!
I am coping with the waning semester by spending too much money on scented candles ... under the guise of "buying Christmas gifts."
I have been allowing myself one caramel for each paper I finish grading. Yes, that's how old I am.
I'm like that, but with chocolate -- and it's a set of essays per piece of candy, because that's how fat I am.
So I have a student with a BA in English from somewhere else. Somewhere impressive. She received poor grades (for example, a D in her first English comp class). We cannot transfer in a D. She took another writing course and got a C. That counted as Comp. So now she's mad as hell because she has to take another writing class. "I have a BA in ENGLISH from bad-ass U [you moron---not said but completely implied]! What part of this are you too stupid to get, you piddly ass community college professor/chair?" I do get her point. I am frustrated I can't find her a way out of this (except to CLEP the class or take the damn second writing class). But we have very clear requirements---TWO writing classes. She wants a degree in a career AS program and we need two writing classes. All her lit classes from bad ass U don't count as writing classes. I went to talk to the dean about this----we talked for a half hour. There's nothing to do about it. So he asked me to meet her again, and tell her again, and then send her to him. Sigh.I wish people could just accept that life aint fair sometimes.
The rules were written, presumably, for a reason. She's asking for an exception, presuming that were it granted, the outcome would be "fair." Perhaps the problem is with her presumption that adhering to rules is somehow unfair.The D does not transfer because it reflects marginal competency. That she attained a degree in a related topic does not necessarily prove that she attained sufficient competency in that course's material. You'd have to look through every damn syllabus in follow-on courses to be even begin to be sure; you've already looked at the course names and are skeptical.She should welcome the chance to CLEP it. Having to prove you still got it occasionally happens to us grown-ups, too.
Or at least since there have been buses.
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