Diane Vanaskie Mulligan
Mar 9 · 1 min read

That is so very sad. While your description of class presents a punishing workload, I have to wonder, what did you get out of a class where you never read the books and wrote your papers by gaming the system? Maybe it would have made more sense to drop that class when you saw the syllabus. You could have taken one that appealed to you more and had less overwhelming demands. What’s the point of spending all that tuition money and then not engaging in the course? It sounds like you treated your education as merely an item to check off your to-do list, instead of as an opportunity for genuine learning, which really bums me out. When you find a way to get A’s without doing the work, you aren’t cheating the teacher, although you may feel clever for getting one over on them. The only person you’re cheating yourself, because you aren’t getting much out of the experience. Too bad.

    Diane Vanaskie Mulligan

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