Caveat: Who Is No Homework Girl?

I have an oft-mentioned student (or gadfly) named Sophia.

Today she came early, and since she hadn't done her homework, I sat her a computer to compose her essay/speech for me. She is very hyper and unfocused, but over the course of about 40 minutes she managed to produce an essay that vaguely resembled the desired output. I was looking periodically over her shoulder, and she was actually writing the thing.

Then, when I wasn't looking, she turned and said, "I finished."

I looked at the screen, and it was blank. "Where's you're essay?" I asked.

"I didn't save," she shrugged, grinning at me almost proudly.

"What? Really?" I was a little bit surprised – not that she'd lost her essay, but that she seemed to have done it deliberately. So I asked, "Why did you do that?"

"Cause I'm NO HOMEWORK GIRL," she shouted, triumphantly and defiantly. She jumped up and ran out of the room.

A heroine for our age.

 [daily log: walking, 6 km]

Back to Top