Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Brisbanekid

    Brisbanekid said, almost 4 years ago

    We all know what’s going to happen, . . . It’s 8:00 PM on the third day and she is panicking and staring blankly at page one.

    We’ve all been there! Curse you Jan Eliot!!

  2. husky51

    husky51 said, almost 4 years ago

    Ah, she is learning about life…

  3. strickmaedel

    strickmaedel said, almost 4 years ago

    No. “If I write the paper . . . .” She can’t rewrite something she hasn’t written.

  4. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, almost 4 years ago

    True….just wait until you are employed in a high paying job and try that…something about a paycheck got my intrest in doing a job on time better than a grade.

  5. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Jist git er dun.

  6. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s called “gotcha!”. Holly IS getting smart! All she has to do now is “rewrite” the “old” paper and just remove the offending headers and hand that in. As I recall, Ms. Wingit did not actually read Holly’s paper, all Wingit did was flip through the pages and saw the headers on each page, then gave it back to Holly. If Holly edits the paper to remove the headers she’ll be home free!!

  7. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    No, no, no, no, no. At least give her a fail on the paper. This way she gets away with it. I know this is a comic strip, but my son was in a similar situation, but he admitted his wrongdoing immediately and only got an F for the test (he was trying to use a calculator on an AP math test, which he didn’t really need). If he had tried to shift the blame, he would have flunked the class. And I was in complete agreement with the teacher.

  8. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 4 years ago

    I am surprise at Ms. Wingit for allowing Holly more time when a deadline comes and go should be no retake. I know a comic strip. Holly needs to learn. Does not happen in college.

  9. tazz555

    tazz555 said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe this time she will remove the name of the author off of the header

  10. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, almost 4 years ago

    @ Kab;

    Ms. Wingit got no ‘attitude’ so she gave a little ‘latitude’.. It’s all part of the teaching process. Holly learned something about herself AND the world right there.
    (p.s.) stay warm out there in Kansas, and do good on YOUR tests, too !

  11. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Just actually do the paper this time, Holly.

  12. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, almost 4 years ago

    In Holly’s case, having to do the work is a harder lesson than getting a “0”. That’s why the teacher is allowing it. She still only gets 1/2 credit. If Holly manages to pull out a “C” and the paper was worth 100 pts of her grade, she will only be getting 35 points (an F) for 10 pages of writing…AND she will have learned the subject matter. Even in the unlikely event that she gets 100% on the paper, she still only gets 50 pts (an F)…it’s just better for her final grade in the class than not doing it at all.

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    I know Holly.

  14. reese828

    reese828 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    She will get a failing grade on the paper since she only gets half credit. The only saving grace for Holly is that at least there are some points added to her final grade for the class, but she’ll be doing the work on the paper knowing that the best she can hope for is an F. Of course, this is assuming that Holly can figure out the reality of what half credit really means.

  15. locake

    locake said, almost 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t half credit still be an F ? Half of 100 is 50, a failing grade by any standard.

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