Friday, September 14, 2012

So the student says to the prof...

A brief exchange during a test I gave this week:

Student: (raises hand to call me over)
Me: What's up?
Stu: (points to vocabulary question) What is this?
Me: You have to tell me.
Stu: I know, but this is like, when—
Me: You have to tell me.

End scene.


  1. I give a take-home test and allow them to email me for points of clarification (the question and answer are then posted on the class webpage for all to see). I swear half of my responses are, "Figuring that out is part of the exam."

  2. I usually respond with, "I don't know...What is it?"