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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1830 on: April 03, 2015, 12:09:37 AM »
From Customers Suck. CS can get rather wild & wooly, but I don't see any issues in the first few posts. How to be denied admission to a university

Poster#8 has a good comment.

I agree with most of it except blaming it on the mom with nothing to back it up. 


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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1831 on: April 07, 2015, 02:58:11 PM »
Very bad planning on the students' part to:
*miss a mandatory class meeting with an in-class only project (noted on the schedule for months)
*buy transportation to go out of state/country for the day before final exams end
*refuse to turn in papers 2-5 and then file an appeal over a failing grade

I'm losing hope for my classmates and students I help.


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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1833 on: Yesterday at 07:31:01 PM »
An online student emailed me this week. He'd forgotten to do two papers; was there any way I'd accept them late?
The papers were due in February and March.
The truly bizarre part is that he's been doing the weekly assignments. Which means logging on and scrolling past 'Dropbox for Paper 2' to get to 'Weekly Assignment #X'. Wouldn't you think that seeing 'Paper 2 Due Feb. X' would prompt one to wonder, 'What is this Paper 2 of which you speak?'
Plus, the gradebook is available 24/7. That he has never had in excess of 50% in the class, apparently has not worried him until 75% of the semester has passed...


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Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Reply #1834 on: Yesterday at 07:41:51 PM »
Last week - week 11 in a 15 week semester - a colleague had a student begin a question with "I have a question about the syllabus"  :o  Yes, pretty much what her face looked like when she told the story.