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David F Mayer
"I will do ANYTHING to pass this course."
Tue Feb 1, 2011 10:36

That was the line given to me by a female student back in my Math teaching days. My response was, "Meet me in my office, room 123, at 5 o'clock."

She showed up. I handed her a list of 100 problems and told her to attempt as many as she could, and come back each day at 5 pm to go over them with me, until she knew how to do them all.

I never heard from her again.

"ANYTHING," evidently did NOT include work.

David F Mayer

PS: You notice that I kept my ass out of trouble. The university could hardly discipline me for giving extra Math problems to a student.

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    • "I will do ANYTHING to pass this course." — David F Mayer, Tue Feb 1 10:36
      • LOL.OldCM, Tue Feb 1 12:27
        Glad you kept yourself out of trouble. :)
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