Chapter 2: “Considering How You Will Be Graded”

“After a lifetime of receiving the same five letter grades in school, sometimes we lose sight of the underlying message. Here is a handy translation:
  • A. ‘In a perfect world, I would read this essay proudly to the guy at my neighbor’s pontoon party.’
  • B. ‘This essay is like a pair of useful black pants.’
  • C. ‘Having read this essay, I am in the mood for a tuna sandwich.’
  • D. ‘Oh dear, this student must have had a late night.’
  • F. ‘As middle fingers go, this one offers an unambiguous declaration of other priorities.’”