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Checking Her Answers

The period was over. Most of the students had turned in their tests. I scanned the room and saw a student closely examining hers — not rushing to get one more answers in but rather looking it over closely.

She was done. She had answered every question. And yet, she didn’t just hop up and hand it in to quickly be rid of it. She was double checking, going thru the questions one by one to make sure that she bubbled what she intended. With one hand, she would point to a piece of scratch paper where she must have done her work and then move her other hand down one line on the answer sheet, looking briefly at each sheet before she continued.

I haven’t seen this before — this kind of attention to detail. I have good students, so I’m sure I’ve missed some of it. And I must tell you that it was a fine thing to see.