K: You did not make some major changes.
Z: I did change it.
K: You did not adhere to the essence of the assignment.
Z: She said it’s a good story.
K: Yeah, but you really didn’t write the type of paper she assigned.
Z: I got an “A” on the portfolio.
I’m going to use the privacy card here, so I will not print my response. Let’s just say an “A” means nothing to me when I don’t think he got the concept being taught.
Did he just choose not to read the teacher’s comments?
Did he read the comments and refused to rework the paper?
I’m not sure. I do know he knows he should have revised, but it seems to me that he chose to only focus on surface errors.