I have a small pile of papers from your period. I haven’t looked through them at all because I hope, quite possibly beyond all reasonable hope, that your paper is buried in there somewhere. From the size of the stack, it’s clear that not everyone bothered to do the assignment, despite the fact that I warned everyone that, being a major grade, it would significantly impact everyone’s grade. I never really know who is going to take an assignment seriously and who is going to blow it off — that one of the main reasons why you guys are in this “average” class and not in the “advanced” class.
And so I sit down with a cup of coffee, a pen for making notes in the margins, and a bit of hope that I’ll find your paper somewhere within the stack.
With hope, as always,
Your Teacher in Room 302