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Beer Makes Grading Easier, Says Facebook

Our colleagues on Tweed have noticed that even after much-publicized gaffes, some faculty members on Facebook have not enhanced their privacy settings. And this lets the world see a few off-the-cuff remarks on grading techniques as the semester rushes to an end. “Flag Brew IPA … makes grading papers a little more bearable,” says someone. (Tweed, sensitive to privacy, has redacted identities.) “Chances are you will get an A if your paper is in the last 10 [that the professor] grades,” notes another.

But maybe this isn’t such a big deal, says a Tweed commenter: “As a society are we really so uptight that A. people can’t be tired and express it or B. joke about what they’re doing?”

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