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Supernatural - Castiel fresco

December 2010

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Supernatural - Castiel fresco

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So I sent my teacher an email back, basically telling him what happened from my perspective and wheedling about what grades I got for my other final assignments and what "under par" means. He's a dick, that's all there is to it.

I fucking hate the fact that I feel like I have no say in my grades, like no matter how hard I fight I'll never get that grade changed.

There is another issue I have with the teacher about another grade I recieved. He gave me a B on one of my projects, despite the fact that it took 18 hours to create, meaning I worked really hard and long on it. Another piece to factor in is that I got a B on the assignment and the girl who I half-tutored got an A-. He gave me a couple comments on the project, one being that he couldn't see how I created it due to my merged layers, but the final result was really good. In the real world it won't matter how I did something, just that I did it and I got it done on time. He also never said that it was a requirement to show every single tiny little step we did. He just said to do the project (illustrate an object). He grades us on like 3-5 different components (correct size and resolution; end result; process; did we use applied techniques etc. etc.) and he gave me a B or a B- on how the end result looks and everyone else I talked to said that it looked really good, I can understand if he gave me a B or B- on how I did it because he couldn't see every teen tiny step, but on the over all result?

I dunno, I just think he has it out for me. I don't know if I should approach him about this project as well as my final grade of a B-, but I feel like giving up. If you can't do something perfectly why bother at all. Why work your ass off to do well on a project only to have it turn out to be like a B or a B-. The reality is that I didn't need to take photoshop, I've been working with photoshop and these types of things for 5 or 6 years now and I KNOW how to do this. Why is he giving me crap grades? I'm not cocky I don't pretend like what he teaches us is worthless, I actually learned a couple of techniques on how to do things in this class, but he's grading me harder than the other students in the class. He's giving the people who struggle and do easier projects As and A-s while he's giving me a B-.

I fucking hate this so fucking much.

I'm gonna go do some drinking now I think.

Comments

Emily, I would absolutely not let this go. If you have explained your position to your teacher and he still will not budge, go to the chair of your department and explain the situation to him. Every college has some process in place to protect students from teachers abusing the grading privilege. That being said, nothing may come from you doing this. The chair's first priority is going to be to the faculty member, but even if the grade doesn't get changed, you'll know you've done all you can do and also this guy is going to be under more scrutiny for the next little while so he'll have to be more fair about his grades. Does that make sense? Do you have any documentation about the week 9 thing? I know he's accusing you of turning it in late, but you had technological problems that he knew about and gave you permission to send the document again. Do you have any emails from him on this matter or on anything else pertaining to your work? Those kinds of documents could be really helpful.
It's all good. I got the situation fixed. He realized his mistake, that I didn't turn it in week 9 so I don't have to go to the higher ups, but I totally thought about it.

I appreciate the feedback, especially from you, it's good to know that I'm not so isolated in my thoughts on how to proceed. I'm just glad I don't have to go through with talking to the department head. Gah.

Anywho, thanks for the advice. :D