Monday, May 07, 2007

In which the Meridian offers a faculty measuring stick for evaluating student papers

The following is especially true during Finals Week, which, after all, faculty want to get through as much as students do:

If the instructor, as s/he reads a paper that he must read, comes to feel that s/he is actually putting more care into its grading than had the student into its writing--and on a topic on which the student chose to write--it will not go well for said student.

There. I feel better now.

5 comments:

debra said...

Hold on, Friend! It'll soon be over. :)

Paul Decelles said...

John is right! It does not bode well for the student. Only 3 more days to the end of classes and after next week it's over for a bit.

j.d. said...

One semester at K-State I was a TA for College Algebra. The course coordinator assigned the entire class -- 100 of whom were in one of my recitations -- a paper to write. About the math topic of her choice.

The other College Algebra profs and TAs quietly kidnapped him and stuffed him in a trunk the following semester when class assignments were being passed out.

j.d. said...

s/"her"/"their"

Winston said...

Same thing with blogging. There have been a few times when I have paused in the middle of a long-winded rant, only to realize that I am using far more time and effort to write a comment than the blogger did to compose the post in the first place.

Only problem with the analogy is that I'm not passing out grades, rewards, or demerits. Well, maybe I am in an indirect way through blogrolling, linking, and future visitation ... or not.