Thesaurus Statement?

Situation: Student asks for an answer during a test.

Student 1: What’s the last sentence of an essay’s introductory paragraph called?

Teacher: Because I want you to do well, it’s called the “thesis statement.”

Student 2: You should have told him something else.

Student 3: Yeah, like “thesaurus.”

[pause]

Student 1: I’m writing down both.

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2 Responses to Thesaurus Statement?

  1. MR says:

    Yes, that’s great teaching….giving your kids the answers to tests.

    • If you knew the kid … 15-year old stoner who worked his way from dropping out to staying in school to busting his ass learning to read, write, and understand advanced literary elements … you’d throw him a bone. That bone kept him from being defeated. It kept him afloat during a three-hour test designed to help him on his SATs (a test he wanted to take, as opposed to drugs he might be dealing). But I won’t fault you. You weren’t there. You didn’t see the progress. It’s easy to critique from a distance.

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