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Apoplectic, or I am more than a number.

In my classes, I’ve sometimesĀ called a student’sĀ grade “that stupid number.” This periodic outburst has been borne out of frustration that some students obviously cared more about the numerical grade than about learning. When I would hand back papers, essays, stories, or poems that I had read multiple times, marked thoroughly and diligently, and scored as conscientiously as I could, I would see some of them look only at the final score and try to hand it back to me; others, usually fewer, would do what I hope they will all… Read more Apoplectic, or I am more than a number.