Grading Papers

Part of their test was a writing section. Here is a student’s take on traveling in the Philippines. I got a kick out of reading this story for a few reasons. First, the city of Manila doesn’t strike me or many travelers as the place to just walk around. That these kids did it shocks and amuses me. Certainly, it was their lack of experience with traveling that led to them making that assumption about Manila. Second, moving around without a map doesn’t seem at all wise. Third, it seems to be a part of every travelers experience to have at least one bad travel story. Furthermore, I sympathize with my students.

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