Hope springs eternal that THIS will be the bunch that remembers to check the syllabus before asking about deadlines, and contacts classmates instead of me for missed notes. THIS group will read the textbook and follow directions on assignments because THESE students recognize their good fortune and appreciate the opportunity to meet the real intellectual challenges of college.
What will be the first event that bursts my bubble?
How long will it take for that event to happen?
(Please, no wagering.)