I get the following question around this time of year. Mostly I get it from juniors who have done nothing but take up oxygen for the entire first semester and finally realize mid December Santa can't give them credit for U.S. History A.
The question: "Miss, What can I do to pass your class?"
The answer: "Build a time machine and go back eighteen weeks. Turn in some work and stop texting your girlfriend during my class. Use your book for something other than just a pillow. Learn my name. It isn't 'Miss'. For the love of all that is good buy a pen!"
The majority of my students are very nice and hardworking and do what it takes to pass my class, which isn't much. This other five percent though still usually nice often seems slightly clueless as to their grade and the reason for it.