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Comments on: Bartleby the student http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/01/03/bartleby-the-student/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/01/03/bartleby-the-student/comment-page-1/#comment-5778 Mon, 07 Jan 2008 23:26:38 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/01/03/bartleby-the-student/#comment-5778 I believe the student in general endorses the idea that faculty assign things, and students do them–but that arrangement is contingent on the assignments being adequately meaningful.

As far as #2 goes, I think it’s well-known on campus that I’ve got one of these. Beyond that, there’s the “force” of the grade–but that’s only for people who stay in the class after add/drop.

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By: george http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/01/03/bartleby-the-student/comment-page-1/#comment-5738 Sun, 06 Jan 2008 18:51:27 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/01/03/bartleby-the-student/#comment-5738 One small comment: What I find odd is the student’s use of the word “forced.”

1. What? Like everything in a class should be voluntary? Completed only if the student does so of her or his own desire?

2. What use of “force,” exactly, did the student think was being exercised?

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