Easy A

| Learning | March 13, 2015

(I’m set to give a final exam and not long before I leave to give it, I get a phone call from an ‘A’ student who has taken another course with me, again with an ‘A’ and good contributions to class.)

Student: “Hey, I have a problem. We’ve got a crisis at work. Is there any way to re-schedule a make-up exam for me?”

Me: “Well, it’s really cutting it close.”

Student: “I told my boss I had a final exam and he said ‘it’s the class or your job.'”

Me: “You know you could fail the final and still get a good grade? But I’m not going to put you on the spot. You’ll just get an ‘A’ on the exam, so that’s what I’ll give you. Go deal with your crisis and I’ll hope to see you in another class.”

Student: “Thank you so much.”

(Yes, some of us love our students.)

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