### Still More Unbridled Optimism

Stu failed the College Algebra final by a wide margin, failing College Algebra. Upon being told that this precluded Stu from enrolling in calculus in the spring, Stu signed up to take the CLEP test in College Algebra to get credit by examination. Stu also missed the cutoff for CLEP credit by a wide margin.

Stu is begging me for the opportunity to fail calculus this spring. Stu claims to have known all the algebra but just "ran out of time" on the CLEP. Stu is absolutely certain that calculus will not be a problem.

At the moment Stu is signed up for

Stu is begging me for the opportunity to fail calculus this spring. Stu claims to have known all the algebra but just "ran out of time" on the CLEP. Stu is absolutely certain that calculus will not be a problem.

At the moment Stu is signed up for

*my*calculus class. Since I'm the one who does the enforcement, I think that Stu is unlikely to take calculus this spring.