Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fishy Student Paper

http://opinion.inquirer.net/24903/urban-legends

Philippine Daily Inquirer
13 March 2012

Urban legends

By: Ambeth R. Ocampo

[...] One of the urban legends on me goes thus: For an exam I told students to describe the Battle of Mactan from the point of view of a fish. One student filled six pages of his blue book with “glub glub glub,” and wrote at the end: “I’m sorry, sir, I don’t understand fish language.” I gave this student an “A” for effort, honesty and creativity.

The truth is that I gave the student a “C” for effort and wrote this on his paper: “If you can translate this into human language, I will give you an ‘A.’” [...]