On Extra Credit…

There is no such thing as extra credit. You can’t eat an extra helping of french fries before you finish a regular helping, can you? So why do students ask for extra credit when they haven’t done the regular credit?

Do the regular credit, and you won’t need extra credit. At the very least ask for a do-over on the regular credit. Remember that crosswords, word searches, and other simplistic puzzles do not eliminate skill gaps. Your grade is (or at least should be) a reflection of your achievement against a set of standards. Last I checked, word searches won’t make you better at solving math problems. But doing more math problems always will.

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