10.9.08

PROLIFERATING LEGALESE. Course outlines have a tendency to become longer than the Consolidated Code of Operating Rules, particularly if the professor wishes to anticipate all possible disciplinary problems and comply with student affairs' interpretation of the legal protections offered to whoever the local protected classes are.

At EclectEcon, these provisions could become the basis for a list of Frequently Asked Questions. There are a few items probably not provided for in the Consolidated Code.
I'm a pushover for many things, but that does not include unwillingness to accept responsibility for your own actions or inactions.
Perhaps that's provided for under "To obtain promotion, ability must be shown for greater responsibility."

Then there's this.
If you are failing this course, do not make sly little suggestions about what you might do to earn a passing grade. You are failing the course — why should I think your performance would be better in any other areas?
Perhaps I am at the age to try this one.
I will wish I had the courage and integrity to tell you that not everyone is meant for university, and in my curmudgeonly dotage, I just might!
There's also a key to the code for letters of recommendation.
I will write a letter that, while not direct, will let the program or job you are applying for know what kind of a student you are. Remember that things like, “She was often on time,” or, “From my conversations with him, it is clear that he very much wants to go to graduate school,” are not really compliments.
Hee.

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