Flunk-o-tronic, baby.Andrea138 said:The best part is, she came in late, picked up the exam, and sat down for a few minutes, then brought it back up to me and said she'd have to take it on Friday since she didn't know the material.
Tell her you've been posting/busy/etc and really don't give a rats....:blush2: what her excuse is. Tell her to take some responsiblity to show up and participate in a class that she paid for.Andrea138 said:FWIW, the one that didn't argue is pretty young and the other one seems to be at least older than me. She was really mad at me.
But that's they way they have been taught from the beginning. Memorize the alphabet, memorize the multiplication tables, memorize the formulas. They have been trained to memorize and have always been rewarded for doing so.sdeeer said:We are on the downward slope. Most college kids want to be told what to memorize for the test and want an A with no work.
We need educational reform at the lower levels so that kids are accountable for themselves and can think and not just memorize (as well as express themselves in writing) when they get to college.
At least this problem has not (IMO) made its way to the PhD. level.