Bad Exam

Since people don’t like happy posts as much as miserable once, here is my contribution to daily misery. That very same exam in which the students in my morning section excelled yesterday proved to be an unmitigated disaster in the afternoon section. True to form, these students started rushing out 15 minutes into an exam that was supposed to last 1 hour 40 minutes. Obviously, nobody can write 3 thoughtful, detailed essays in Spanish in 15 minutes.

7 thoughts on “Bad Exam”

  1. There are always going to be people that fail. You managed to let them do this in 15 minutes. It should be easy for you to mark and they didn’t have to waste much time getting the result they deserved.


      1. Why would you think what you get is directly related to what you deserve. You only have to consider the number of babies born with HIV to see the fallacy in that line of thought.

        Ukrainians must have the equivalent saying of “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”.


  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has had this problem this semester. A couple of my classes did really well and the others, not as much. I hate the insecurity of thinking “is it me?”, but I don’t feel as bad when I look at the grand scheme of things and notice they had worse attendance records, rarely asked questions, and did not take any opportunities to come and talk to me outside of class.


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