Saturday, January 29, 2005

Keeping It Real...Graduate School Edition

I was out with some friends last night, one of whom was a graduate school student and a teaching assistant for several courses. He was telling the story of this particularly...challenged...student in his class when the following exchange took place.

Friend 1 (the T.A.): I bent over backward to help this girl. She just couldn't do it. I mean she couldn't put a sentence together.

Friend 2 (another graduate student): Maybe she has a learning disability. Writing anxiety or something.

Friend 1: You know, I don't buy all that. People are always coming up with different ways to explain away stupidity.


Blogger tequilita said...

the best thing you can do to learn how to write is read a lot...i don't read a lot, so it's not like i would know. but if i knew that girl, that would be my suggestion to her. i don't think there are that many truly stupid people. she can learn, she just has to really want it, and she probably doesn't. like me and the guitar, i hope the fact that i still can't play that damn thing doesn't mean i'm stupid -haven't given up yet.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Joseph K said...

Some real good points, Kimberly. I tried to learn how to play guitar but I have remarkably bad-hand eye coordination. Aside from "Smeels Like Teen Spirit" (remarkbaly easy song to learn), I couldn't play anything. Musically, I am "challenged."

7:00 PM  

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