'Tis the season for final exams, and this whole week is devoted to such weeping and gnashing of teeth around the university where I teach (and that's just the grading process). Today I administered the first of three, and the only one to be completely essay-based - yes, a blue book exam. Speaking of blue books, I noticed that our particular brand (the one pictured here) has the slogan "Use Your Imagination" across the top. . .for an examination booklet. The only other approach would be to study, I guess.
Here are the top three [unedited] comments offered this time around in my class on the Book of Revelation:
3. Date: "Only if you pay and we don't go mini golfing"
2. "Since this paragraph has seven sentences, it is the most complete answer ever written."
1. "On a final note, Revelation is not a word-for-word account of what is to come. There is no biblical support for the Rapture, and The Office is a great TV show. Thank you and goodnight, sir."
Believe it or not, all three of these gentlemen received an A for the exam (and the course).