Since everybody says they like my teaching stories more than any other type of posts, here is the most recent one.
Student (irritably): So you just said we can’t copy any stuff from the Internet into our essays. And we also shouldn’t copy what you said in class. Then what’s left to write about? If it isn’t online and it isn’t what you said, what else is there?
Me: You are supposed to offer your own analysis of the two texts in question.
Student: MY analysis?
Student (completely seriously): Why can’t I just offer your analysis instead?