Okay, so I have seen some pretty weird questions in my time as a college professor but the one you see above takes the cake. [If you don’t know what that saying means, please ask your grandmother.]
Students were required to write a business report that contained a cover page, letter of transmittal, Table of Contents, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Recommendations, References page, and appendix (if needed). Do you see more than one body there? I don’t.
The student in question wrote an outline that had two bodies: one was in the proper place and the other was under the conclusion. When I told her that her format was messed up, she asked “How many bodies do we need?” The only difference between her question and mine herein is that there was no capitalization and no punctuation in hers. She is a senior in college. Oh, my.
This leads me to question the dearth of common sense by some college students. The instructions, which were written by the chair of my department (a very smart man who has a gift for writing clear instructions), were excellent. I could read them upside down and still understand them.
So, my question for you is: How many bodies do you need in a typical assignment? I would love to get your count on this.
If You Want a Good Grade, Don’t Do the Minimum
24 May 2021 - Uncategorized