Wednesday, February 27, 2013

realism

Student failing my class: "Can I pass if I turn everything in on time from now on?  Do I have to get A's, or is it ok to get C's and still pass?"

Me: "Do you think you will actually turn in everything on time from now on?"

Student: "Yes!"

Me: "Ok, well have you started writing the paper that's due on Friday?"

Student: "No"

Me: "Then I think it's probably not realistic to say that everything will be on time from now on"

Credit for optimism?

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