One other quick note: Remember last week's post? Of course, you do! It was... just last week. Well, the house next door sold. In. Two. Days. I thought you might find that very interesting. I sure did. Can I just say that I toured the house and there were heated floors. Heated floors!!! Okay, enough about that... The walls went up and we survived. Now, let's get you talking...)
What's the Word?
Could a bunch of students be frustrated by a grade? Absolutely.
But due to privacy laws, fragmentation of facts, and bad renditions of the telephone game where the message gets muddier and muddier with every iteration, I just have to dial the student back to his or her individual problem.
I know that it feels comforting to say that others are having the same issue. You feel less "out there," less on your own.
But please hear me out on this one: You are never on your own in college. Every single person who works there has signed on to support you. Even if you are the only person confused (and that is likely never, ever the case), there are tons of people whose entire job it is to be there for you!
Bottom line? Use your voice. Encourage others to use theirs too. I know that you can, so go for it!
(And I'm always glad to know what you think, so feel free to comment and tell me!).