By Anonymous - 17/4/2021 23:00

Bad job

Today, I confirmed that my professor hates me. Weeks ago, I failed a paper for the first time, so I went to my professor, apologized profusely, and discussed my revision plan. I got his approval on my conclusions and added all the details he suggested. I then submitted my paper. I got my grade this morning: C-. FML
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By  QueenSaru  |  28

1. It's better than a failing grade at least.
2. It's possible that you included the information he approved poorly? Going over ideas doesn't automatically mean that the writing is better or more cohesive.

By  It_gets_better  |  14

I thought the exact same thing.
In cases like you're describing, I'm always so surprised by how entitled students are to getting a good grade. Like sometimes you don't excel at something and you need to accept that and move on. You can't always come back around and perfect everything when you feel like it.

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By  QueenSaru  |  28

1. It's better than a failing grade at least.
2. It's possible that you included the information he approved poorly? Going over ideas doesn't automatically mean that the writing is better or more cohesive.

By  mike3775  |  32

Actually, if you average it out, you got an F the first time, and an A- the second, leading to a C- grade.

Atleast that’s how it’s always been done when I was school with the only professor that ever allowed me to redo anything

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  It_gets_better  |  14

I thought the exact same thing.
In cases like you're describing, I'm always so surprised by how entitled students are to getting a good grade. Like sometimes you don't excel at something and you need to accept that and move on. You can't always come back around and perfect everything when you feel like it.

By  Michael Sawyer  |  9

be happy that your Prof let you REDO the paper. If I was your Prof I wouldn't allow it. You fail your paper, then you get your failing grade for that paper and you do EXTRA Work(NO REDOS) to raise your grade. Seeing all you spoiled little s_its act like the world is out to get you really pisses me off.

By  qwerty.  |  4

I work in tertiary education and a common rule in my country is that when resubmitting a failed assessment the new highest grade you can get is only the minimum pass mark, so C- or 50 (regardless of how well it actually is the 2nd time e.g. B+ quality). I suspect this is what has happened to you OP so don't be disheartened and make sure to apply his advice to your next assessments.