At this point, you are pros when it comes to identifying and analyzing argument (right?) and you've pretty much always been pros at responding to stuff -- you know, what do you think about x, y, z? stuff. So this task should be straightforward for you.
A word about grades and the end of term cookiness of it all: As your grades are presently, they do not include: a) the most substantial piece of writing you've done this semester, b) the most substantial project you've done this semester, and c) a final exam that will be similar in substance and grade-impact potential as the term 1 final was. This means you can and should expect that your grade will most likely change. And if/when it does, and you think ugh, my grade went down-ah, that's so unfair-ah, you must simply re-evaluate your logic: Your grade did not go down. Rather, your grade was incomplete before the input of this data. Now, it reflects your performance on these culminating, summative assessments.
I heart you all, and I'm pulling for you, but I simply will not tolerate whiny, last-minute grade-grubbing. I've been upfront with you about my expectations all semester. This is where that counts. If you are dissatisfied with your work on something, I sympathize. These things happen. We learn from it and we carry on. You are allowed to have a moment of tantrum, just please keep it to a minimum.
|She's mostly just sad about her haircut. I know, honey, I know.|