I worked HARD for that F

[Scene opens with LKR shuffling thru Grace's Sophomore English term paper, looking for marks, comparing to the rubric...pacing]

LKR: "Is that grade a 45?" 

Grace: "yes"

LKR: "a FORTY-FIVE?"

Grace: "Yes."

LKR: "out of how many..."

Grace: "100 Mom. 100. "

LKR: "oh"

[Grace, with head in her hands, shocked, confused]

LKR: "The paper is exactly the required length (8 pages, double spaced, no more no less...) with works cited page, and citations. The thesis has the word "Great!" next to it in the teacher's writing...Great thesis...gets a (gulp) 45?"

Grace: "Content grade was 89. Final grade was 45...because of that MLA thing."

LKR: "Oh. That seems a little harsh...I mean, you got a grade that you would have gotten if you'd only turned in the first page."

Grace: "Yeah, I worked hard for that F."

That was in October. Yesterday Grace brought home another paper from the teacher. It was on the evil nature of Medea. MLA format was followed precisely. And we celebrated a 92.

LKR


Comments:

you are so fabulous! =) hope we could get to hang out sometime.. anyway, can i have ur email add?

Posted by herbert on December 17, 2006 at 11:51 PM EST #

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