Some students have a knack for making their teachers feel like trying to educate them is a hopeless task. Here’s an email I received from a colleague.
In one of my upper level classes this semester, I had a student who did not use proper capitalization — both at the beginning of sentences and for proper names. The first and second reports I simply reduced the grade appropriately. After the third one I told her I would not accept another report without proper capitalization. When I returned the fourth report for the aforementioned reason and told her I would not accept it until she revised it with proper capitalization, this was her response:
“sorry about that, macs don’t automatically do capitalization so sometimes i don’t catch it. here’s the new one”
Thank god this is the last week of classes.