Archive for December, 2009

Due to the daily quizzes I have been forcing my students to take this semester, I have seen a number of interesting approaches to answering questions when students have not done the reading.  One student in particular has a way of attempting to answer quiz questions that has never resulted in earning points.  Nevertheless, the practice continues.  Here is today’s example (in response to a question about two things that stood out from the reading):

What stood out to me in the reading today was the techniques that the article talked about and the process of which it uses in order to find and determine information and answers.

Nice try.  Zero points.

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I’ve always liked Christmas, but over the years I’ve found that I look forward to it the most during semesters* that I am the busiest.  Given that this is one of the busiest semesters of my life, I was not sorry to see the Christmas decorations creeping into stores just after Halloween.  In times like these, the decorations and lights that start in the stores and spread out into homes and yards are a reminder that Christmas, and the corresponding relief, is on the way.

*It is hard for me to comprehend the fact that most people do not measure their time in terms of semesters.

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