I Wish a Student Would…

The get out of jail free cards have been used up. Here is a list of things I wish a student would say again:

  • ‘If you know we aren’t going to do the reading, why do you assign it?’
  • ‘I just want academic peace’
  • ‘I worked really hard on this paper and I don’t think an F reflects my effort’
  • ‘Why do you get to be more right than me?’
  • ‘I was sick and still came to class. That has to count for something’
  • ‘I know the syllabus says you don’t accept late work, but taking 10% off per day late is too much’
  • ‘You are biased toward Education’
  • ‘Assignments due at 7am when class starts at 9 is too early. I like to get up before class and do my reading then. I don’t have enough time.’
  • ‘Wikipedia is a quality source. They list the references right at the bottom of the page’
  • ‘Oh you wanted me to follow the example you sent? I thought that was just extra reading’
  • ‘Font sizes 11 and 12 are pretty much the same. 12 and 14 too’
  • ‘That’s not what my last professor had me do’
  • ‘I didn’t do the work or come to any classes because my grandfather is sick. We aren’t that close though’
  • ‘Flip flops aren’t business casual?’
  • ‘I don’t own anything but shorts so I shouldn’t be penalized for not dressing professionally’
  • ‘Can I have a second chance to redo the paper?’
  • ‘My acapella group is performing tomorrow night so I won’t be able to turn my paper in by the extended deadline of 5pm. I’m not sure what time we will be done’

If you don’t get out of my office….

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One comment on “I Wish a Student Would…

  1. nerdmalarkey says:

    Comedy. I forgot all about academic peace. And how can a professor be biased toward Education? I mean…I feel like that’s redundant.

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