… I’m thinking about sending this to the students in my hybrid class who, thus far, have turned in no work of any kind. What do you think? Should I hit “send,” or not?
What you are reading here is a freak of nature that will NEVER happen again this semester.
I’m writing to you all because, according to my records, I’ve not received any homework from any of you. As a result, you all have zero grades.
IF my records are incorrect and you can prove to me, by a date stamp on an email you sent, that you did the work when you were supposed to, I will correct your grades to reflect the work that you did.
If my records ARE NOT incorrect, consider this a warning shot. A LOT of your grade will be determined by the homework and quiz grades – I just don’t see how we can make it through enough speeches in class for your grade to be heavily influenced by your presentations – and I really don’t want to see you all dig a hole so deep this early into the term that you can’t recover in time to actually pass the class. Zeroes kill, and you are racking them up pretty quickly.
Please – the work I’m giving you is in no way unreasonable or overwhelming – try to keep up. I’m invested in seeing you all do well, and I’d hate to see you shoot yourself in the face this early out.