Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sometimes I think I shouldn't ask these questions...

.. but, about 38% of my students answered "true" to "attending every class is sufficient to pass the class".

Either they don't understand the term "sufficient" OR they think just coming to class = passing...

...eek!

5 comments:

Bardiac said...

Wow, do you give them a questionaire thingy or something? I'd love to see it, if you do.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I do an on-line syllabus quiz. In my syllabus it explicitly says that just coming to class is not sufficient...

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

The beautiful thing is that I can look to see who answered the question wrong :).

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Whoa. Do you think it's this generation? I often worry about their attitude.

crankylitprof said...

I'm betting on, "If I come to every class, I deservean 'A!' After all, I was there!"