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Old 12-10-2002, 08:42 PM   #1
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I'm so disheartened

Today, I went to talk to my American Politics teacher to "discuss" (that's me fighting) my grade on the last exam. He told me that I am "too smart for a 100 level course."

He suggested that I resign to memorizing and regurgitating the material from the book like all the other students. He said my level is more 300-400, but since I've got a while till I qualify for those, I had better buckle down.

Excuse me while I become another brick in the wall.
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Old 12-10-2002, 08:46 PM   #2
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So you got a lower grade because you're too smart?
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stranger things have happened - though not fairer

it actually happens to me a lot.


and this time the reason was that i have knowledge beyond the scope of the average 100 level poli student.


shoot me for being aware of my surroundings.
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wtf?
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Old 12-10-2002, 09:13 PM   #5
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I have never heard of a teacher giving someone a lower grade because they knew too much.

Maybe the professor meant that you were over-analyzing the questions and not giving the correct answer, but giving fuzzy answers that didn't deliver the black and white, true answer. That's just a guess.

I think you should go to the head of the department if you fail to get your deserved grade at the end of the semester. Don't make a stink before the final or else the professor may grade your paper thougher than the rest.
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Dano's giving good advice.

When I was in college, I had a prof who was on the grade appeals board. He pratically begged us to use the board (not for his class, though!) Look into this, and after you get your grades in the mail, pay them a visit if you don't agree with the grade this nimrod gave you. Just make sure to keep all you papers and things so you can defend the grade you think you earned.
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That's bullshit...I've never heard of such a thing...I didn't even follow what you were sayin' at first because it just doesn't even make sense!
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Maybe the professor meant that you were over-analyzing the questions and not giving the correct answer, but giving fuzzy answers that didn't deliver the black and white, true answer. That's just a guess.
These are multiple choice questions. IE:

Why have congressional committees?

a. bullshit answer
b. because congress wants to help its constituents as well as possible by having accurate laws.
c. because congress is too large to hear all cases.


so i pick c. he says that's wrong because he was implying that "c" meant congress couldn't hear all cases as a result.
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yeah, i would go to the dept head.
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he says that's wrong because he was implying that "c" meant congress couldn't hear all cases as a result.
That's bullshit. I write tests for my students all the time, and you don't "imply" anything on an MC test. Those questions and answers need to be clear and unambiguous. He's just an idiot. Kick his ass all the way to the dean's office.
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Ah...I always kicked a huge stink as an undergrad, and now I'm doing the same thing as a grad student. If a class was too stupid, I forced a waiver out of the department, which I've done twice so far this semester.

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I've made quite a few arguements to deans...I talked the foreign languages dean into handing me 22 credits.

And I need to talk to the math dean.


And now I'll add a new dean to my list.
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Why have congressional committees?

b. because congress wants to help its constituents as well as possible by having accurate laws.
LOL...what propagandistic shit.

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Don't be

Eh...just remember the best marks don't go to the best work but to the work that most pleases the marker. Then you have a wide range of markers so it is difficult to strike the right balance.

But that, after all, is just the way Arts geared subjects work, God bless em.
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hey,

if you cant beat em, join em



Here drink some of this "stupid-juice"
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