Some advice from Tenured Radical

Prof. Claire Potter addresses some things she wishes her students knew:

4. When you get a bad grade, I don’t think you are stupid. Wanna know what I really think? Either: you are a really good student who misjudged how much you had to do to get a good grade from me; or that you are a smart person who needs to learn some things, and therefore, I should teach you; or that you ran out of time; or that you were a little bored; or that you were a little too stoned to write this time.