"The perfect is the enemy of the good." --Voltaire
Uh oh. Doesn't sound good.
Wait, Maureen Dowd is in your class?
Uh oh. How do you know? In general, I mean. Is it just that you've read it before or is there a fancy way to know. What do you do?
TSB, imagine this: You are teaching a design class to first year design students (or sewing or construction or something like that). And one of the students has been submitting mediocre and very uneven work with a some technical sloppiness through the term. Then, suddenly, you get something that YOU could design or sew. Even if you'd never seen it before, you'd be suspicious, right? Works the same with writing. When I have hard proof, at least it's cut and dry, but when it's all based on professional judgment and a few telltale signs, it can get messy.
Ah. That does indeed suck. Did you end up doing anything? Does it make it hard to grade because your professional judgment is telling you something negative? Do you continue to grade the paper without that judgment based on the quality of the paper itself w/o regard to the author or do you stop the grading process all together? Just curious.
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