Was everybody this dumb in highschool... ...and I just forgot about it? I gave my third period class a quiz today. We'd been talking about the material on the quiz for the last two days. The two formulae they needed for the quiz were both written on the board. Three people turned in quizzes wherein entire sections were skipped. Others provided accurate information that was not requested (not in addition to the answer mind you, but _instead_ of the answer). Still others managed to bungle calculations despite staring at the formulae. I think there was a fairly normal distribution of grades so I'm not saying the class is doomed, but some of the mistakes they were making were so stupid I sometimes stopped grading papers and just stared.