Sunday, October 30, 2005

Paper comments, poetry

To my students…
Written while grading your papers…
It is so hard to use a paragraph indentation?
Three little letters on a keyboard
Use the little finger on your left hand
To separate your thoughts.

Be organized in your thinking
Think BEFORE you write.
Think WHLE you write,
Think while you REVISE
(yes, you should do that too..)

Make your papers
Worthy of my time
Screw “my time”
Make your papers
Worthy of YOUR time

Think, be original
Take a risk

You can do it..
I know you can
Because you’ll never have this class again
Never have the chance
To think about right and wrong
At least not before
You’ve done some right and wrong

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Oh the horror of student papers. Break is thankfully soon for us all.
Maybe Christmas cookies and beer will wash away the pain!!