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I just finished grading my final exams for my intro class. This one test is worth 35% of the grade. So, naturally, one of the students didn't write their name on the test. And given that at least 4 other students were no shows for the exam, there's no way I can know who it was.

I also had an upper division course turn in their term papers last week. I just finished grading them. And you know what? One of the papers had no name on it as well. Now that one won't be too hard to figure out who wrote it and, in the process, brain farted.

But seriously .... the first rule of college is -- WRITE YOUR NAME!

/rant

Okay, that's my excuse for not blogging this week. Next week I'll be in Scotland, so no blogging for me. Any Scottish Jawa readers out there in the Edinburgh area?

Posted by: Rusty at 03:29 PM

Comments

1 The famous "Do you know who I am?" college final exam commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OatZHB71UI

Posted by: Bobby at May 06, 2014 04:45 PM

2 I am going to forward this to my 17-year old junior in high school.

Posted by: Valerie at May 06, 2014 04:48 PM

3 Yeah, I did that 33 years ago in my Process Control final exam. I happened to be the only one (and I aced it except for that question)!

Posted by: Darth Chocolate at May 06, 2014 04:52 PM

4 i'm amazed at the 4 no shows... did they not care, or just figure they had a good enough grade already?

i missed my last final in my aborted college attempt, but that was because they changed the date/time of the test, and notified us by postcard (1980), which i didn't get until after the event... felt really stupid showing up to a locked pool for my scuba test, since i was the only certified diver in the class, besides the instructor.

still have the "I" on my transcript too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 06, 2014 08:12 PM

5 Rusty, that's the first rule of 1st grade.

Posted by: Jedi Master Ivyan at May 06, 2014 11:04 PM

6 remember the water is only offered as a courtesy... kill and eat a Haggis for Me!

Posted by: Tim McCorkle at May 07, 2014 01:50 AM

7 Seems simple Rusty. If their name isn't on it, they didn't submit it. If they didn't submit anything, they skipped the assignment. If they skipped the assignment, automatic zero. If any complain then tell them you've given them free admission to your other class, Real World 101.

Posted by: ShadowFox at May 07, 2014 07:47 AM

8 it's nice to see you back bro.

Posted by: rahm at May 07, 2014 04:04 PM

9 Welp, students do this in high school, too. You have to even HUNT THEM DOWN to get them to claim their work sometimes. I have had times where I HUNG THEM ON THE WHITE BOARD for the whole class to see, and they couldn't be bothered to even check to see if it was theirs. Nope, that cellphone text, the person sitting next to them with a bag of hot cheetos was more important than claiming credit for work already completed. Of course, it never failed. At the end of the semester the anonymous student would saunter up to me and say, "Um...how come I have a zero for blah blah blah...I turned this in." Of course, I have to remind him or her that the class was given an opportunity to claim the orphaned assignment. I figure if a student can't even be bothered to claim his or her work after I've made a good faith effort to reunite the worker with his handy work, then the zero stands and serve as a life lesson. Give 'em a zero. In life, if you don't make sure you get credit for the things you do, then no one will give it to you. It's the proverbial tree in the forest.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at May 08, 2014 11:44 PM






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