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Adventures in Grading Papers…

I’ve had some creative responses on the viewing guide my students filled out for the French Revolution documentary we watched in World History (only the second video we’ve watched in a semester, coincidentally).

The question was: “What is Marie Antoinette’s nickname? And why?”

(Note: the correct answer is Madame Deficit, because she was accused of spending the French treasury on herself).

(Note II: This is my honors class, all freshmen.)

I had one student tell me that her nickname was “Madame Defecate” and a different student tell me that she “spends money on crap.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, the class of 2016.