Tuesday, October 13, 2009

student athlete whine

When you turned in your first paper, and it was suspiciously good for a remedial writing student, I asked you about it and you admitted that you had gotten a friend of yours to "revise it." Then I said I wouldn't fail you this time, but that you need to get me your original draft that you wrote yourself so that I could grade that. That was 2 weeks ago, and everytime I ask about it you say you have to get it off of your computer, your printer is broken, etc. Now you have turned in a second paper that is also suspiciously good for a remedial writing student, without having turned in your first paper draft yet.
I don't think you took me seriously when I said that I could fail you for this blatant plagiarism. The fact that you're a star football player with athletic academic advisors emailing me to make sure you're doing all right doesn't matter to me at all. You're fucked.

4 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

I was friends with a few guys who played at a major university. Every time I walked through the football dorm, there were a half dozen skimpily clad girls dangling from the top bunk with pens and pads of paper in their hands. Their "tutors." Uh huh.

Anonymous said...

I would take him down like china town!

The EGE said...

I don't know who you are, anonymous teacher, but I like your style. I hate it when the jocks at my school are given free passes in their academic work, just because they can wrestle somebody to the floor, or catch a football. Hell, I could go out there and catch a football half a dozen times, and get trampled into the ground, and in return get to skip out on a lot of academics. But I don't. I have principles.

~~~~The EGE
http://amateurgeek.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Amen! I played sports throughout high school and in the beginning of college, pre-injury, and despised special treatment of athletes. Maybe it was because my sports didn't get the same kind of special treatment because we weren't the big money makers, or boys, but mostly because I took pride in my academic work as much as my athletic work. When I coached, my softball team always had the highest sports team gpa. Glad you're putting him in his place!