October 25, 2009

Sadly no

My students have a paper due Monday, so every time I open my e-mail, there are new questions and requests. So far, the most common request is, "Could you read my draft and tell me if it's okay."

These are freshmen, so I won't judge them for presuming that I will spend my weekend helping them to revise their papers at the last minute. They will learn soon enough that this never happens in college.


  • Ugh, the please read my draft question always drove me crazy.

    Freshman-- it's understandable, Seniors-- make my blood boil. I also love when they come to office hours and I ask what their question is and they just hand me their paper! Like I'm going to sit there and read it while they wait. Um..nope!

    By Blogger Psych Post Doc, at 10/25/09, 9:35 AM  

  • Oh yeah, that happens to me too. I decided that I'm going to give them a little speech about the university's writing center when I return the papers.

    By Blogger Di Di, at 10/25/09, 12:00 PM  

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