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    My responsibility in a science class was to grade five-page papers.  One of my students was unhappy with the grade.  

    "My tutor said that this was New York Times quality writing!"

    "Yes.  That's why you got a C+.  Our standards are higher."

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:56:39 AM PST

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      I'd guess that part of the disconnect with that one is that you aren't paid by the student, while the tutor is.

      Have you ever seen the movie, "The Conversation" with Gene Hackman as a professional eavesdropper?

      The entire movie hinges on the tone of one word in one sentence that is spoken at the very beginning of the movie.

      I'd guess that the student didn't understand the tone of the comment.  

      It was probably a more down sounding tone, like, "Uh, this is New York Times quality writing..."  

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:25:48 AM PST

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