Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Today I had a student show up for a final who had missed at least 15 class periods—over half my lectures. Do you think I was feeling very charitable? I was not.
I told him we are required to keep attendance and 30% of the grade is based on “class participation.” I watched him take the final carefully, cause the previous test he got a B, so someone was helping him, or he was cheating. I really can’t stop someone from cheating, but they’re going to feel my Kloe Eye on them. It’s evil and icy blue.
I just graded his test. It sucked, and my final was easy for anyone who studied.
I can have compassion for the student who shows up and does poorly, but one who doesn’t even bother to come to lectures?