From a student in an upper-level course who will begin student-teaching SOCIAL STUDIES next month, on comparing a particular event in the U.S. versus Japan (on the final exam):
...Japan is more of a less developed country...
Is s/he aware of the strength of the Yen compared to the $US???
AND from a student who rarely made it to class:
Japan had not experienced as many earthquakes in the past as California.
I think most people walking around are aware that Japan has a lot of earthquakes- I'm glad s/he took so much away from my class (like a crappy grade!)
tags: academia grading