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...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Personal: Student Line That Made My Day 
9th-Sep-2009 02:17 pm
Posse/Teaching
One of my students just asked me at the end of my second section how much of a response I wanted to a written assignment. After telling her, I then started explaining that I would give enough feedback with the first few assignments especially to make them more confident of what I wanted, "... and this will let you know how to –"

"Stop sucking." she said in the most matter-of-fact tone.

"... Well... yeah. I guess that sums it up."
Comments 
9th-Sep-2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh man, she's just lucky that it made your day.
9th-Sep-2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Huh. Now that you mention it, it never occurred to me that anyone could take it as anything but funny!
9th-Sep-2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm sure I've had many teachers who wouldn't appreciate THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE. And THAT KIND OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS THEIR EDUCATION.
9th-Sep-2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
And, of course, I am utterly delighted at anyone's attitude toward their education whose goal it is to intellectually "stop sucking." Would that that attitude spread like wildfire among the trainees posing as college students!
9th-Sep-2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
You know. The old stodgy type that doesn't have pictures of themselves doing jazz hands on top of some giant building. :)
9th-Sep-2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
That kind. Gotcha. Fortunately, the instructor is usually using that language to communicate the great depths of the Catholic Tradition. Shiftless bastard.
9th-Sep-2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Kate Boessen made a Facebook comment about your note "Personal: Student Line That Made My Day":

Awesome!
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