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FML - The follow-up

Today, after finals, my English professor left me less than one percent from an A. Why? All semester long, he took away points because my opinions did not match his. FML

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HI! I appreciate sympathy. I wasn't expecting it, but it makes me feel a bit better. Thank you. XD It is (was) a college level English course (the last one I had to take for my GE requirements). I really did try hard in that class. I would ask him very specific questions and he would provide vague answers. His opinion on the material was never explicitly clear (considering every assignment we did was based upon a different work or subject). I'm not displeased about getting a B, it's just frustrating to be left so close to the next grade!
By opinionsarestill - / Friday 20 December 2013 08:23 / United States - Sacramento
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  Queen_bee1234  |  21

People need to stop using the word 'retarded' as an insult. It's rude and disrespectful.

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  olpally  |  32

#14, #1 wasn't disrespecting the mentally handicapped in any way, shape or form. #1 was just describing how stupid the teacher is being for docking points for something stupid. Get over it.

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  Queen_bee1234  |  21

Well, Merry Christmas everyone!

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  eyepuppy  |  28

You shouldn't be so quick to judge. while I was still in school, I ran an engineering lab. I had a student complain to the professor that gave him a bad grade because his opinions are wrong. He write a control algorithm incorrectly. he chose a sampling time out of the scope of the hardware and the lack of functionality of his control law on the hardware. I docked his points and he said that that was my opinion that his sample time was too fast. when I applied my control law to the hardware, the hardware worked fine. when I had a chat with him and the professor, the professor called him an idiot for not knowing how control laws worked. what's the point of this story? some people interchange opinion and fact. that's just my opinion.

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  mattjamt  |  16

Its actually pretty common. I, a nice catholic school boy, had to write an opinion paper on abortion for my religion class. I wrote pro choice, and I got a zero for "having the wrong opinion".

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  Jocose  |  8

#22 That's ridiculous. If you can call any stupid person retarded, then it no longer can be classified a disease. If I yelled, "EW, YOU MUST HAVE TB" every time someone coughed, it would be the same situation, but you wouldn't think that that is logical, would you?

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  boating_guy  |  33

I'm not sure how far that will go. Yeah, it's messed up, but every teacher, professor, and TA I've ever had in an English (or other subjectively graded department) has always graded like this. You kind of learn to just live with it after a while. What's the worst that can happen, you write something that agrees with your teachers opinion and not yours, and you get the good grade. Not the end of the world

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  jazzy_123  |  20

26, not the end of the world? I'm assuming OP is in college. How about you pay the thousands of dollars needed to get an education? The professor must have a big ego for thinking his opinions are the right ones. They're called opinions for a reason. Nobody should live a life where they feel one way but have to act another because one person or many feel it isn't the correct opinion.

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  boating_guy  |  33

Actually I am, thanks... but regardless, I've been dealing with the same sort of problem OP is since early high school. Disagreed with my teachers view on the death penalty in a paper and got a C- -. Yes, a C minus minus. Didn't even know that was a possible grade. But 70 is the lowest grade I can get if I still did the assignment. The way I see it, just get in, get out. Pick and choose your battles, and win the war. I'd rather get out with my degree and know how to handle situations like that, not waste my time on people to egotistical to recognize other opinions. No student I've seen has taken on the English (or other similar) department's subjective grading and won, anyway. I wouldn't want to waste my time on those people

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

If OP would report him to Microsoft, Bill Gates would shoot his moon laser at him! OP would have secured the teachers death sentence then. Bill Gates doesn't fuck around. Haven't you watched South Park recently?

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  furbyface711  |  9

It's unfortunate that you have had teachers and professors like that. In high school, a teacher did tell me that if I wrote my gun control essay (a topic she choose) with a pro-gun undertone, I wouldn't pass her class. In college, that seemed to stop. I flat out disagreed with a philosophy professor and debated her in class, she gladly gave me the A because I thought for myself.

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  Meettitan  |  14

To be fair, when assigned a topic on a writing assignment you are supposed to be able to be open minded and keep to the topic. In a debate class people defend topics even if they don't agree with them. Point is that the abstraction is part of the assignment, and looking from another's perspective is a different beast than arguing your own.

By  Ghost308  |  11

Well then just study a little more so he can't get your grade below an A!!

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  jmcr  |  27

Ignore that idiot OP obviously you studied hard and earned that A your professor is a dick and de should report him for that because its unprofessional and teachers are supposed to teach kids to be more openminded not less

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