Good God. Literally. I just got the following from a student. Now, it’s not a terrible essay. It’s actually quite sweet. But the weird thing is, the assignment was to take two seemingly opposite things and do a thorough pro/con list for both. I have no idea how she got from point A (assignment on syllabus) to point B (essay on Jesus).
Also, “he will not waste any affliction”? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds rather like he has some extra plagues lying around and will just pour them on us whenever, so as not to “waste” them?!
UPDATE: The student from the crazy affirmative action essay (from “Back”) has gone to the dean about the offensiveness of white people writing about affirmative action (nevermind that the author is hispanic), so I am striking some of my materials from the record until I feel it’s ok to post them again. Like I mentioned, I feel bad for her ire, and I’m genuinely sorry she’s angsty about this, so it’s not right for me to post these right now. Sorry, sports fans.