Thursday, March 31, 2005

Grade Driven To Horrible Extremes

In my Prophets and Prophecy class, on the first day, I have them write out a prediction of something that will happen over the course of the semester. I collect these, and on the last day of class, we read them. The student with the most amazing prediction that comes true gets a tiny bit of extra credit. Well, recently I've received emails from students that read like this one:

"Dr. Homan, did you see in the news today?!? About a thousand people died in Indonesia after an earthquake. I predicted that a natural disastor would kill thousands of people in the East! Those points are MINE!!!"


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