I am offering a team class at The Learning Factory (what we call a "Coordinated Studies"). The topic is basically thinking and writing about political controversy and the class itself combines an Intro American Politics class with an "Intro to Analyzing Your Way Out of a Paper Bag with Good Grammar, Excellent Spelling, and Clear and Cogent Argument" class. The two classes are blended.
This afternoon I received the following email from a student. The email was unsigned and the address gave no clue as to the identity of the sender. The student wrote the following:
Hi, i have a quistion. I need this class this quarter, but i do not nedd english for high school or my degree, is there a way i can take it with out english? it's just that i don't need it at all, but i really need this class to graduate..Umm.
I have several ideas about how best to respond, most of them snarky. Your best advice, snarky or otherwise, would be most appreciated.