**BREAKING NEWS - It's a fact that students that show their work are 90% more successful than those who do not.**

We began working on the test today in class and I am seeing a very large number of students not showing any work and thus just guessing an answer. This is very careless and usually leads to a horrible grade. This test is a learning check for the last 6 weeks of school. If a 70% is not achieved then those students will be assigned mandatory tutoring for the remainder of the 9-weeks.

Because of the outbreak of carelessness I have made a new rule.

**STUDENTS MUST SHOW THEIR WORK ON SOME OF THE PROBLEMS. I HAVE PUT THAT LIST ON THE BOARD IN THE CLASSROOM. IF THIS IS NOT DONE, THEY WILL BE GIVEN A**I know this is harsh but I just cannot figure out why kids are ok with making bad grades.

__ZERO__.**GRADES ARE MADE NOT GIVEN, THEY ARE EARNED, SO WORK HARD FOR THEM!**