|Gen. Turgidson, a real dick|
I encourage you to look at your grades online. If you do not have a grade of at least 55 percent, you will likely flunk the class or pass with a “D” grade, regardless of the amount of work you think you want to do to bring that grade up.
If your grade is at or below 55 percent at present, I want you to consider dropping our course. Some of you lost interest some time ago. Others of you quit showing up. I understand. This is not an easy class and I am a demanding teacher. No one will think the less of you if you decide to cut your losses and get out while you can.
You may still have options open to you. For instance, you may have failed to turn in one or more papers. You can turn in these papers anytime. Except for the students with whom I’ve already spoken, you will be assessed a late penalty of one grade step. We also have two more tests and another paper to turn in. If you have not completed any extra credit, consider doing so.
|Gen. Jack Ripper, another real dick|
Think about the amount of work you are willing to do. An “A” paper or an “A” test represents nothing less than monumental work. Don’t kid yourself. If you are not willing to put everything you have–plus a whole lot more–into the next few weeks, you should drop the class.
I repeat the words of the pernicious Gen. Jack D. Ripper: “So let’s get going. There’s no other choice. God willing, we will prevail in peace and freedom from fear and in true health through the purity and essence of our” grade point averages.