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Lesson Plans

Re: Deadlines

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Sun, 22 Feb 1998 19:18:55 EST

Sid it seems to be a national problem. I teach high school They just laugh at
you. The kids that is. I had a research paper due on 2/16. MOST of my students
haven't even started it. And it is part of their final exam. Some of them
actually discuss it as if I am insane to even THINK they would do such a
thing. Well that is fine with me. I will be mailing each of their parents a
copy of the rubric and a letter explaining the exam and when they were
assigned the exam (October) They have known since then that the paper part was
due on the 16th. The visual arts product is due in April with the oral
presentation in May. And they are incensed that it is an all or nothing
situation. That they cannot choose to do part and not all of the exam.

I guess there will be a rude awakening in May. Oh, some were finished with the
paper early, some on time and have done a reasonably good job considering that
they obviously have not been required to write a real research paper prior to
this. I worked at an Academy which required an exhibition of seniors. They too
squawked over a paper of more than 3 pages.....the first year. After that the
squawking was over things not going like they planned, etc. So I guess this is
my "first year" here.

In my entire educational process, I never heard of a three page research
paper. Is this the norm nationwide? Three pages?!