Now that we’re getting into midterm exam season, I thought some of the recent articles coming out on college grades may help you get through this tense time. Start with this piece from the New York Times, that feature the follow quotes from studies of student expectations of grades:
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected B’s just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.
“I feel that if I do all of the readings and attend class regularly that I should be able to achieve a grade of at least a B.”
Then go to this article from the New Republic, that has this quote from TNR’s Michelle Cottle:
Wow. Now there’s a gal looking to set the world on fire. Remind me to set Ms. Kinn up with a TNR internship asap. Because, honestly, the only thing we look for in an intern around this joint is a warm body who can get to work more or less on time and remain conscious long enough to slog through some of the more tedious manuscripts that land on the editors’ desks./blockquote>
What do you think?