As I grow older, my neuroses become more and more apparent to me. Apparently everyone else has known about them for quite some time.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
As we all know, I challenged my prof about a question on the quiz. It was a well written, thoroughly researched challenge with citations included, and, it was only 3 short paragraphs. Last night I had class. Yesterday evening as I was getting ready to leave for class, my prof sent me an e-mail.
"This is a good argument. It is well thought-out and supported. I encourage this type of discussion and appreciate your efforts. I will talk more about it in class tonight.
(no that is not his real name)
After I read it, I determined that I would probably not be awarded the points. "...appreciate your efforts". I figured it was a done deal. He started last night with an announcement that he wanted to discuss an e-mail he had received. He then asked if I minded. No, I don't mind discussing it.... oh wait... he meant, do you mind if I read it aloud! He read my e-mail, injecting his own comments between sentences. And he finished the whole thing with...
"I have been teaching Torte Law for XX amount of time and I receive arguments all the time. I never, in the history of teaching, have ever been persuaded to give points back... until now. Congratulations G. I not only will award you the 5 points on the quiz, but I have curved the midterm exam as well based on your argument."
Well. There you go! Sometimes it's worth the extra work.