a Starbucks card with a promise to go together!
This is all topped off by the fact that he failed only one class. Only one, hooray! So far, he’ll just have to make up Intermediate Composition.
It’s ironic, because he’s really a good writer. He got a 90% or above on all the exams. He just didn’t do the work. (I’ll quote the reason why here: “It’s ridiculous.”)
So, I know he’s smart. I know he’s capable. I know natural consequences are better than any punishment I could think of.
Repeating a class that you’re good at, but failed out of stubborn refusal to complete the assignments? Now that’s ridiculous.
I’m still counting my gifts, though; he’s not repeating the whole semester. Plus, I really wanted that piece of Russian literature.