Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Entitlement -

Every single semester I tell my students that I do not accept late papers, that I do not give private make-up lessons, I do not give extra credit, and that all course material can be found in the class online repository. I tell them if they stay on track, come to class, do the assignments as required, they will succeed; I don't guarantee an A, but I do guarantee success.

Every single semester I have students beg to turn in late papers, ask for special accommodations, miss classes and ask for extra credit, ask for extensions, and tell me they didn't understand the assignment.

Oh. My. Goodness.

And every semester I have students who come to every class, do the assignments as requested, stay on track, and they succeed.


And tonight was no exception. I stood my ground with whining, please, but you didn't . . . , but I didn't know . . . , can I get just 2 extra points, I need an A.

Good night Irene . . .

noun: entitlement; plural noun: entitlements
  1. the fact of having a right to something.
    "full entitlement to fees and maintenance should be offered"
    • the amount to which a person has a right.
      "annual leave entitlement"
    • the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
      "no wonder your kids have a sense of entitlement"

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