Monday, December 8, 2014
The big question
Good luck with exams and with life, everyone. Remember, curiosity is its own reason for existing. Keep asking those questions. (But don't ask about your course grade until Dec.15, please.)
"How do you determine a student's grade?"
--"Well, I add up the grades for the essays, quizzes, the midterm and final. I average them out. Then I consult my stomach."
That's what the late Fred Stocking, Williams College Shakespearian scholar, told his student (now NPR reporter) Barbara Bradley Hagerty. And it's now my stock answer to the perennial question too.
I also look at how many runs you scored, of course.
[Hagerty's radio tribute]