A repost, and a good one, from Robert Harrell:
Relative to the discussion about assessment, I thought I would share the following e-mail exchange I had with a student today. Since the student asked, I decided to be straightforward and blunt. Names have been redacted to protect identities. Earlier in my career and before our recent discussions online about the Three Modes of Communication, I probably would not have written a reply quite like this, but I certainly have assessed the situation.
On 5 May 2016 at 13:30, [concerned student] wrote: