Forbush Man wrote:Question for the curve people.
What if the majority of kids did poorly because the teacher didn't teach well at all? I think that this is the real statement that is being made here, there is a general consensus among her students that she is a terrible teacher, and while indeed she is indeed a scapegoat, she is a bad teacher!
Yeah that's true.
Course it you could always have the nightmare teacher who has no curve and what she asks is just insanity.
Like say a fifty page short story collection. Sure you could write about two of the stories (at 20 pages total) already during the course of the three month semester but that still leaves 30 unwritten pages to write in a month.
Plus seven additional pages of coming up with the idea of and why it, a table of contents with the stories written and ideas for future stories, three pages what you learned from the other people in class, and one page summary of what those future stories would have held. All of which is the final/final paper and your entire grade no matter how much you poured into quizes, previous papers, and tests mean absolute diddly to the 70% of your grade it garners.
So if you blow the project you blow the class.
God just thinking of that little portion of my final semester in college still make's me glad I'm done with it and have my damn degree.