"Mr. Taylor, after the last test is it possible for me to pass this course?"
I checked his grades. He had made F's on all three tests and has a 53 average. I told him it was mathematically possible, but he would have to do significantly better on the rest of the exams. He then asked, "Is there anything I can do for extra credit?" I told him there was not. That the only way to pass the course was to learn the material and then demonstrate on the opportunities (my name for tests) that he knew the material.
He then said, "Well, I haven't been doing any homework. But I do understand it when you do them on the board."
--------------------- Bret Taylor, Lake-Sumter Community College John 3:30
It matters not the subject taught, Nor all the books on all the shelves. What matters more, yes, most of all Is what the teachers are themselves. John Wooden (UCLA)