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PostSubject: One of my students   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:29 pm

Today we started discussing "Brave New World" in class, and one of my students turned up without having read the book. Instead, he had read a book containing notes on the novel.

Does it surprise anyone that he was not able to participate? noidea

I don't actually believe he did this intentionally. I think he thought that in this way, he would get the content of the novel and all the work ready-made. Unfortunately for him, I pride myself on not teaching the basic level that is represented in these notes, but two or three steps beyond that.

Any thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: One of my students   Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:23 pm

I think most cases like this just boil down to plain old laziness. Perhaps he was just to lazy to pick up the book and actually read it. In search of an easy way out, he then visited a web site such as or something.

Maybe he really did think that he would learn all there was to know by just reading the notes, but I doubt that. I think he thought that the notes would provide him with enough information to scrape past unnoticed. His mistake.

It is sad, I think, that such web sites exist, but what is even sadder is that people use them as a replacement for actually reading the book. No amount of notes is a sufficient replacement for actually reading a book.
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