Whitacre: See, I give reassessments, but I don't believe in them. I think they make you weak!
Whitacre: So the retake or make-up or whatever is an essay. Student: What if we're taking it for the first time? Whitacre: IT'S AN ESSAY! Student: What if we do bad and need to take it again? Whitacre: Sure, I'll give you another essay! I'll give you essays until you cry!