I don't care what anyone says, no one looks forward to the end of the school year more than the teachers. These last few weeks have just about killed me, and exam week is always the worst - so close to being done, and yet not done. Absolute torture.
My students (college students, mind you) send me the most amazing emails.
Many of them go something like this:
Hey, I (choose relevant excuse): haven't come to class since January/missed every one of our 18 quizzes/couldn't bother taking notes most of the semester. I am really sorry. Did I miss anything important?/Can I make all this up by tomorrow?/Can you tell me everything I need to know? I really need a good grade in this class. Email me back and let me know. Thanks!
Alright, some pointers:
First, you should at least use my name and spell it right. Otherwise I will assume you are sending the exact same email to every one of your professors in a desperate, last-ditch effort to grub for (undeserved) points.
Second: Why are you apologizing to me? It's your grade. Better yet, skip the sorry and start working.
Third: It was all important, it is physically impossible to do 15 weeks of work in 24 hours, and you should have been paying attention.
Fourth: I hate email.
Is it any wonder the stress eating kicked in? I think not.
I needed comfort food, and I decided shortbread would fit the bill.