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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday P.S.

I checked my work e-mail one last time--which was a mistake, as it turns out. Miss Attitude cannot understand how her grade can possibly be an F, after she made up so much work. I showed her the math two ways, both the way I calculate it on the grade form she saw and the new way I'm thinking of using in the future, which subtracts points from a possible grand total as students go along. I hope it makes sense to her, but I'm sure not going to argue with her about it. Even if she had gotten top marks on every single homework assignment, she still wouldn't have passed the class because of the missing paper assignments. Not only would the numbers not work out to a passing grade, but the grade form very clearly states that, in order to pass, a student has to get better than a D (60-64) on at least two of three revision grades (two of hers are zeroes), better than a D on the final version of either paper one or paper two (paper 1 = 10, paper 2 = 53), and the final version of the final paper (F).

And yet she's shocked that she didn't pass.

I'm going out for a drink.

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