Clever Student Manages To Score 195/200 On A Very Basic Groot Inspired Résumé And Cover Letter

May 11, 2018


This is the résumé and cover letter created for Groot by a student who was tasked with making a résumé/cover letter combo that embodies a Marvel character of their choosing. In the teacher's own words while I call all my old teachers and ask we never did any fun superhero projects. Did you even care if I learned?!:

"My name is Jeff Davis, I am a Career Technology Education- Robotics and Engineering Design teacher in Wichita Falls Independent School District located in North Texas. Last week, my students had to pick a Marvel character to embody within a resumé and cover letter.

The idea that you miss 100% of the shots you don't take lives within one particular student of mine...

The student received a 95 and 100 on two separate grades. he had points taken off for capitalization and inconsistency on his name 'Groot' he left out 'I am.' Grammar is very important.

So he got a 100/100 on the cover letter and a 95/100 on the résumé for the grammatical errors at the top of the page (presumably a result of completing the whole project in two minutes). By the way, 'Grammar is very important' Jeff -- you forgot to capitalize 'he' in the last paragraph of your quote. Still, even if my teachers had given us fun superhero inspired projects to do, there's no way turning in this 'I am Groot' resume would have gotten me any grade higher than a D. And probably a trip to the principal's office after the raccoon got out of my backpack.

Keep going for a shot of the cover letter.


Thanks to ilana, who agrees there's nothing wrong with doing things last minute as long as your idea is rock-solid.

  • Daily Lama

    "you forgot to capitalize 'he' in the last paragraph of your quote"

  • infi_nitive

    Grammar* /is/ important, kids. That note by the teacher has four mistakes GW let go:

    1. The first comma should be a period.
    2. There is a missing colon after "inconsistency".
    3. There should be a comma before and after "Groot".
    4. "Groot" should be in double quotation marks, not single.

    Stylistically, I would delete the word "located", preferably with something in the 50 gigaton range, because it is unnecessary and an unmistakable sign of a bad writer.

    *If you're one of the weirdos who separates grammar and punctuation, then "Punctuation is important, kids."

  • sizzlepants

    This reminds me of the time my cousin went into the most detail on a title page that ended his street address with

    North America
    Sol System
    Milky Way Galaxy
    The Universe

  • Deksam

    We are Groot

  • Xockszky

    Even in high school if someone did this, they would have failed.

  • revjerp

    Well the teacher took photos of his computer screen instead of taking a screen capture, like some kind of dothard, so yeah, I AM GROOT gets you an A.

  • Bling Nye

    I am Groot?

  • Geekologie


  • Jenness

    This is really the epitome of "work smarter, not harder"

  • TheQiwiMan

    Agreed. Grade well earned!

  • Doog

    Not putting I Am Groot for 'Name' seems like a silly miss.

  • sizzlepants

    That's literally one of the reasons the teacher gives for dropping their grade.

  • Doog

    I know I read it. I'm just saying that messing up that part was silly. Hell silly isn't even the right word for it

  • Eric Ord


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