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I'm teaching a composition course
 
Evanscense  posted on Aug 22, 2012 7:14:45 PM - Report post

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Oh god I wish Dhampy was my teacher.
 
ghost42  posted on Aug 22, 2012 10:41:07 PM - Report post

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Are any of them Gamers?
And do any of them use Trainers?
 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 23, 2012 10:07:08 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.

What I'm looking for is not excellence, but improvement.

 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 23, 2012 10:07:40 PM - Report post

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Are any of them Gamers?
And do any of them use Trainers?

I will have to find a way to promote this site.

 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 28, 2012 8:46:00 PM - Report post

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It's a moot point. I don't think anything figured out the opportunity, or believed it.
 
Wrythe1985  posted on Aug 28, 2012 11:58:39 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Dhampy

quote:
originally posted by Drakonis

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.

What I'm looking for is not excellence, but improvement.

It's not really true improvement if the intentionally write below their ability, because they aren't improving themselves as a writer and as a student...they are just improving on one paper that gives the professor (Dhampy) a false impression of where they really stand in terms of writing ability, critical thinking, etc. It's only a perceived improvement, not true, relevant improvement.

 
Wrythe1985  posted on Aug 28, 2012 11:58:45 PM - Report post

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Sorry, double posted (browser didn't refresh after hitting submit).

[Edited by Wrythe1985, 8/28/2012 11:59:25 PM]

 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 29, 2012 9:19:03 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Dhampy

quote:
originally posted by Drakonis

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.

What I'm looking for is not excellence, but improvement.

It's not really true improvement if the intentionally write below their ability, because they aren't improving themselves as a writer and as a student...they are just improving on one paper that gives the professor (Dhampy) a false impression of where they really stand in terms of writing ability, critical thinking, etc. It's only a perceived improvement, not true, relevant improvement.

Yes. That is the opportunity I have given them, which they didn't take advantage of.

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