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I think I mentioned that I had a paper due in my journalism/mass media class on writing for television shows. The only and I mean only reason I'm taking this class is I need it to be able to get into the sound and video editing classes I'll need later on. This teacher is one of the single most disorganized men I've ever seen in a classroom and I've had some really bad teachers. The worst one was a local judge who taught Criminal Law - and hates cops. He spent half a class making fun of the firefighters and cops who were at Ground Zero when they ran from the building collapse. Luckilly he was voted out of office not long after that. And he's not teaching any more. *scowl* I wanted to smack him so bad.
But anyway, the media teacher made the assignment as a career plan. Well, I'm not planning to go into a media based career and made it a point to talk with him about it. I did the paper minus the career plan and he said that was fine seeing as I'm a chemistry major studying forensics. He also told me that he would grade it because it would confuse the TAs who do all his grading for him. So on the day it was due I handed it to him rather than turning it in with the other papers that were going to the TAs and reminded him that it needed his attention.
What does he do? He promises he'll keep it separate and read/grade it himself. So I'm thinking, okay, that worked out for the best.
Then I get the paper back.
With the TA's handwriting all over it.
And a much lower grade than I should have got as they took off for not doing the career plan.
Now I don't get mad easy but I do get ticked off fairly easily and decided that as my first instinct was to Gibbs' smack him in the classroom I needed to take a day or two to calm down and then talk with him. But I'm thinking 'why bother' because I did get an 87% on the paper and I don't think a point or two will make that much difference.
But it bugs me that he told me TWICE that he would be sure to grade it and then just dismissed me like that. I do know that I'm so not taking another course from him.

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ilh214
Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
thats ignorant. i hate it when teachers don't stick to their word. unless of course it works in your favor lol. i have a terribly forgetful radio prod. professor that was going to give me a zero on a lab project b/c i recorded it 30 minutes after the deadline that was tucked somewhere in the syllabus in size 4 font...she forgot. i got an A. =D
jess_caine
Mar. 2nd, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that.. someday I'll be a teacher myself and I do hope that something like this will never happen. I'm not sure if you should have a talk with him, though the smack is really tempting *gg*

Oh and on a personal note, I finally made it and created my own account. I hope you don't mind that I friended you?

Mara
lexxiescott
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Gibbs' smack is really, really tempting in this case. I think I've got two months left of school total and will probably just try to live with this.
Yay, glad to see you here and I'll go friend you back in a minute.
lexxiescott
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can understand that they're busy and all the work they have to do with several classes etc, but this is a little much. :) I'm still debating talking with him about it.
twilight_senka
Mar. 2nd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Apologise nicely for bothering him and say, Sir, I'm sorry, but could you possibly remark this. I don't think the TA knew/remembered that you'd sais it was ok for me to leave out the career plan section.

Blames it on the TA and keeps him looking good.

If you feel you should have got a higher grade it is always worth getting it looked at.

Even a point can sway a grade.

And also, way to go regardless. That's a great mark ;D
lexxiescott
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
How very true but the last time I tried to talk with him he more or less ignored me so I don't know that it'll do any good. And its still really tempting to just smack him.
And it is a good grade but my family prefers 90% and higher. That's my parents' not me.
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