The Myth of the Other Courses

I find it really boring when students attempt to get me to revise my grading criteria based on what some mythical “other courses” were like.

This semester, for instance, I learned that:

– other professors encourage students to repeat the same statements word for word within a single essay;

– in other courses, not knowing the difference between “their” / “there” and “its” / “it’s” does not impact your grade for written assignments;

– a sentence that starts with “In this painting it shows the picture depicting the owl” is highly appreciated in other courses;

– other professors do not require that an essay have either an introduction or a conclusion;

– in other courses, professors believe that Incas lived on the territory that is now the United States;

– in other courses, professors do not insist that students sign their emails because they can always do online searches to figure out the author of each email;

– other professors do not believe that confusing Spain with England in 3 different assignments is that big of a deal;

– people who can’t write a single sentence without 5 spelling, 3 lexical and 2 syntactic mistakes got praised for their impeccable writing style in other courses.

8 thoughts on “The Myth of the Other Courses

  1. “in other courses, not knowing the difference between “their” / “there” and “its” / “it’s” does not impact your grade for written assignments;”

    But, but, but, with that, college will be acceptable to the 90%, let’s admit those retards who don’t know the meaning of “the” so we can make college accessible for the 99%! 😉

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  2. “in other courses, not knowing the difference between “their” / “there” and “its” / “it’s” does not impact your grade for written assignments;”

    But, but, but, with that, college will be accessible for the 90%, let’s admit those retards who don’t know the meaning of “the” so we can make college accessible for the 99%!

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    1. An article by an insanely stupid idiot. There are so many of them running around. . . Maybe she should go back to pre-school and learn about the differences in teh reproductive systems of men and women.

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