Shouldn’t I Get An ‘A’ Just for Enrolling?

20 Responses

  1. chelle says:

    haha you are perfectly evil. I am so sending this post to my husband!

  2. kmkat says:

    Life is what you make it, and you have made it… FUNNY!

  3. Star says:

    Yeah, but will it be on the test ?
    Pictures would be awesome.

  4. J and J Acres says:

    That is too funny.

    I agree about extra credit in college. There’s something about it that just isn’t right.

    Of course when I went through engineering school, a 38/100 on a calculus test could be a B depending on how everyone else did…

  5. lime says:

    oh, you are a wicked genius. did the girl in the tissue dress get 10 points? my love and admiration for you has just grown exponentially.

  6. Pearl says:

    Ah, Joc, too funny! You help us picture their naive, hopeful little face.
    It is to laugh.

  7. flutter says:

    can I get extra credit for not asking for extra credit?

    aw, crap.

  8. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    “and blow my nose with great gusto.”

    I could have handled this type extra credit seeing how I always needed it. (In my first two years, that is.) Funny story. I’m thinking your students learn more from you than they will know for quite some time.

  9. Jazz says:

    You are evil and I love you.

    However I still don’t get the “extra credit” idea. You’re in college fergodsake – if you can’t bother to show up for class you should fail. Why should the teacher make more work for herself to indulge these idiots unless they have a damn good reason.

    But the kleenex box thing – I love that.

  10. furiousBall says:

    if fonzie was a teacher instead of a biker/pedophile, he’d be you.

  11. Jill says:

    Oh. My. Gawd. That is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard!! You’re essentially giving people five points for amusing you. They actually do it? Do students who don’t actually need the points do it??

    On second thought, I probably would have done it. I was always a worrier and paranoid that I wasn’t going to get my A.

    Do you think you could snap a picture during your next final?? I would so love to see it….

  12. movin down the road says:

    I wanna be in your class!

  13. Maddy says:

    Either I am on the wrong continent or times have changed or probably both. My understanding was that in any given year, maybe, just maybe, one person would get a first for some original thought. The top brains [unoriginal] were awarded 2.1s, the good students / mediocre were awarded 2.2’s. A third was worse than not having a degree, a pass…….well, what can I say.

    Otherwise, that sounds like a thoroughly excellent system of the boxes.

    Lastly, your students type there exams…….I feel a touch of the vapours coming on.

  14. sid says:

    that is such a frigging awesome idea. never ever did anything like this in university but always wanted to “dress up” in my PJs.

  15. Voyager says:

    I want photos too! I have to share this with my 22 year old son, who is currently in exams at his community college. Sadly, the notion of “extra credit” does not seem to apply to his classes in Computer Information Technology. He could really use it, and I would even spring for the Kleenex boxes.

  16. joker the lurcher says:

    i like this!

  17. citizen of the world says:

    That is diaolically clever. I have always hated students who bloewo fftheir assignments or refuse to study, then want to do extra credit that will cause me more work. Next time I teach, I’ll try this instead.

  18. cathy says:

    You’d get on well with my sister. She punishes unruly students by making them write a story entitled
    “A Day in the Life of a Tomato”, it’s hard to be unruly when you are trying to think like a salad.

  19. Wendy says:

    1) I wish I’d had a professor like you in college.

    2) I’m really bitter because I never had a Trapper Keeper when I was in school.

    3) Can I get an extra five points if I’m wearing Kleenex boxes on my feet right now? And do they have to be Kleenex brand or can they just be generic? And do I have to be in your class to get the points?

  20. Diesel says:

    That’s funny and sad. No matter how badly I were failing, I’d never have put Kleenex boxes on my feet. Hell, I might have come in wearing sequined cowboy boots just to say, “Yeah, I’m failing, but I’m failing in STYLE.”

    If I could have been bothered to drag my ass out of bed to get to class.

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