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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Exam Bluebooks as Love Letters

Bluebook Ruthann Robson (CUNY), The Zen of Grading, 36 Akron L. Rev. 303, 317 (2003):

"Love" may seem like a strange emotion to consider in the context of bluebooks, but each exam can present itself as a love letter of sorts. It's a personal communication from the student to me (only in rare cases will someone else read this exam) which the writer has a chance to display amazing revelations, if not of heart and soul, then of mind. This is the student's opportunity to express utmost attention, such as some fragment of a class discussion that reverberates on the page with lyrical intensity.

(Hat Tip: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.)

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It's a good thing she doesn't teach at Widener.

Posted by: mike livingston | Feb 22, 2011 5:06:49 PM

Prison love, maybe.

Posted by: Joe Blow | Feb 23, 2011 7:28:26 AM

Um, maybe you should get a dog.

Just saying ....

Posted by: Just Me | Feb 23, 2011 11:24:05 AM