what is it about the last day of the semester that brings out the clueless flaky ones? do they really think that one day at the end will change everything they (haven't) done all semester? was that how it worked in high school?
today, one paper was so off, that is, not related to the assignment, that I couldn't figure out why it was handed in to me. nothing connected to what we had read. I gave it back and said I had no way of evaluating it since it wasn't from my subject. the student took it and came back two hours later with an extra introduction that she said explained the connections. so, is this now part of the essay? well, yes, isn't it what you asked me to do? No. I'm not sure what you want to do with this essay. and what about the rubric for the electronic portfolio? You haven't been here for a month, so you didn't turn this in. no, don't bother. you're right, that's what I mean. you can't fill in that missing assignment.
I'm starting to feel clueless myself. These assignments made sense to 95% of the people. Why do I let the 5% who haven't bothered to come in earlier even ask me these weird questions trying to fit their last minute efforts into the class requirements?
I just want to go home. with my piles of papers. the ones that make sense.