2005-12-15 - 8:57 p.m.
Hurrah - the semester is OVER! I gave the last exam today, and now I just have to keep grading. Today I had the excuse to top all excuses so far - one of my students told me that she missed the exam because she had been arrested and in jail since Tuesday....I let her take a makeup immediately on the condition that I get a copy of the police report.
Last week I also had a student from last semester show up and ask to take the final that he missed in May, 2005! This guy has managed to epitomize everything horrible about that class. I believe that I have heard every excuse from him, and he has pushed every button. I cannot even begin to explain the things that he said. But, I was bound by the rules to give him the exam because of the grade that I gave him when he missed the exam in May. Today he showed up at the exam and asked if I had a textbook for him. In the middle of the exam, he asked if I could tell him the formulas for the problem he was supposed to solve. Nevermind the starting point that he waited SEVEN months to come to take his final, and lied about just about everything, and done every inconsiderate thing in the book. Am thinking that I give his exam the same consideration that he gave me.
But well, it's time to think about celebrating. Or at least just curling up in bed with a book and listening the freezing rain outside.
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