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I'm teaching a composition course
 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:54:34 PM - Report post

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First class was yesterday.

I gave the kids a paper to write the first day, but it's a trap.

I'm not grading it. But rather it will be kept in reference and all subsequent grades will be relative to the work on this initial paper.

Three pages, double spaced, on why they chose this university.

Papers are due tomorrow.

I am looking forward to seeing who understands the amazing opportunity I am giving them.

If they write a terrible paper on purpose, they can coast through the class.

THOSE are the intelligent ones.

 
yosup  posted on Aug 21, 2012 10:01:55 PM - Report post

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Drunken yosup likes this idea.
 
Shibby  posted on Aug 22, 2012 1:12:12 AM - Report post

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Oh god you're one of those teachers
 
yosup  posted on Aug 22, 2012 11:54:21 AM - Report post

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Sober yosup thinks you're evil.
 
Monkey007  posted on Aug 22, 2012 1:16:37 PM - Report post

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... I gotta remember that one. I'll be able to fake intelligence!
 
forty-two  posted on Aug 22, 2012 5:03:18 PM - Report post

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So you're punishing those who are excellent writers by expecting them to improve on perfection?
 
Drakonis  posted on Aug 22, 2012 6:06:25 PM - Report post

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So if they write a terrible paper they can "coast" through the class

How is that teaching them to excel or get better at what they do? Sounds like you are rewarding mediocrity.

 
Latiosmaster47  posted on Aug 22, 2012 6:59:06 PM - Report post

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Sounds like a lot of dumb kids (like me) and sneaky bastards (also like me) are gonna get As in this class.
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