Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sophomores Say/Do the Darndest Things

I have started grading my sophomores' research papers. Aside from the fact that I want to shoot myself and have decided that the quality of writing must indicate what a horrible teacher I am, it's going rather well. Here are some things I've learned from reading their persuasive research papers about various heroes:

1) Ghandi tried to promote peace in Indiana from Britain.
2) Inseparable can be spelled "in separate able."
3) Even if someone spent their entire life doped up, you can still try to convince your English teacher he is heroic.
4) My students think I am too stupid to do a simple internet search. This must be the case,
because I have already found the sources that have been blatantly PLAGIARIZED in three

Did I mention that I got stuck in the elevator today? Yup. Sure did.


  1. I bet you are not even close to a horrible teacher!

  2. You should ask Esperanza about the paper her friend had to grade that said racism started with Hitler and ended with the Civil War. And the last line was "And what's with the Mexicans?"

  3. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING! Wow. That really does beat all.

  4. I love this blog! Cracks me up. Seriously, kids. man. If mine turns out like that, kill me now. And it's not you. They should know how to do this stuff BEFORE their sophmore year.

  5. Jared J (your little brother)8:20 PM

    I don't think I would say anything near as stupid as your students. Maybe though, I have my moments. I'm looking forward to seeing 'I Am Legend' With you and friday =)

  6. this makes me miss student teaching...students are the best!


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