After a recent visit to the eye doctor, I was pleased to learn that, with glasses, my eyesight is 20/20. Unfortunately, the same is true of my hindsight.
I turned in my language journal for grad class last night. After class, I was chatting with some of the other students about the paper. Someone made a comment in passing about citing the text, but I only half-heard her. I felt uneasy for the rest of the night and during work today - like I had missed something, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Her comment about the text kept coming back to me, so when I came home I looked at my syllabus.
Language Journal Rubric (emphasis added)
Make at least five entires in a language journal to describe something you notice about language. For each entry,
- describe the context
- record the language as precisely as possible
- explain the form and meaning of the language in terms of the texts
- conclude by relating the language to other instances of language use or proposing questions to be answered
Somehow I missed the part about referring to the texts. I don't know how. I read the rubric. I started jotting down ideas for this paper at the beginning of the semester. It's not like I slacked off and half-assed this thing last minute.
Okay, so what's done is done. The paper is good (I think, anyway). I did explain the "form and meaning," but in my own words - I didn't mention the text. If that's the only thing I lose points for, then I can still get a B.
Does it make me a total geek if I say I really wanted to get an A?