As a college history instructor, I come across quite a few desperate attempts by students to connive a few more points out of an essay question for which they were unprepared. Until today, though, I have never encountered a pictographic representation of the reasons why a student was unable to furnish an intelligible answer to the exam question.
Blank pages? Yep. Twenty lines of meaningless drivel? Sure. Scribbled, undecipherable pseudo-writing with an occasionally-relevant word? You betcha.
But never a cartoon.
Here, then, is the creative output one of my students submitted on a recent exam. Anonymity will be respected here, but I suspect that the artist laughed as much as I did. You may have to click the image to fully appreciate the detail and the depth of pathos represented in the drawing.
And, yes - I tossed him a few points for creativity, moving his overall grade from "horribly failing" to something like "not quite so horribly failing." There is no inclusion in the artist's rendition of the trip, though, whether the student and his cohorts made use of such brand-name luggage as Delsey.