After not speaking at all this semester in her Children’s Literature class, Katie Schirman (‘18) clearly only just remembered the fact that there is a participation grade.
“I was looking through the syllabus and realized I actually have to talk at some point,” Katie explained as she warmed up her voice. “My teacher is probably wondering why that quiet girl suddenly raises her hand after every question.”
“I was wondering why that quiet girl suddenly raises her hand after every question,” Children’s Literature professor Gail Erwin explained as she looked over Katie’s grades “She doesn’t even say things related to the discussion. One time she just started naming Nancy Drew novels until I told her to please stop. How does that count as participating?”
Katie is hoping the mere use of her voice will give her full marks for the semester, but is sadly mistaken.