Thursday, November 08, 2007

The continuing saga of the essay

Today was the day that the essay I assigned to my sixth graders over a month ago was due (complained about here and here). I received five essays out of a class of twenty four. Out of those five, several were not five paragraphs in length (as specified in the prompt and repeatedly in class) and none of them had bibliographies (also specified in the prompt and worked on in class).

Pardon me while I step outside and scream from the rage and frustration.


Professor J said...

Wow. I am so sorry. I thought it took them a while to reach that level of apathy. Perhaps a few grades of "F" will shock them to their senses.

Rachel said...

Wow, I'm frustrated just reading that.

What sort of school is this, anyway?

Teacher Anonymous said...

Project-based charter school. We've got an interesting mix of students, some of whom are here for the IB curriculum, some of whom are here because their parents like our advertised smaller class sized, and the rest of whom are here because they weren't doing well at other schools. It's a very... interesting place.