By Anonymous - 07/04/2011 17:32 - United States
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Should the professor not be sympathetic due to the fact nobody lives on their emails anymore? I think he should postpone the test.
If you're in college, you'll likely be checking your college email more often than once a week. Professors and TAs send out notes and important announcements, and if you miss those emails, it's your fault for not checking. If a class (especially an early one) gets canceled, do you want to walk/bike/longboard all the way across campus or go all the way from home just to find out it's canceled when you get there? In this case though, the professor should reschedule the test for the following week or the next class, since they did get hacked and a good number of students were led to believe the test was canceled.
The university I attend has a rule that states every student must check his/her email daily. The email is a school account, and they prefer not to have it linked to mobile devices for security reasons. if I was this student, I would fight for an opportunity to take a make up test. it's not the student's fault if the professor's email was hacked.
People, every University is different. And not all American students live on campus, in many cases only freshmen live on campus. I check my email every morning, but then very rarely after that. And all of my professors contact me through email for important announcements. OP, if the prof won't let you retake the test, go to the department head or to the Dean. FYL
that was my thought too. Does this timeline make sense to anyone? 4 hours before the test they get an email that it is cancelled. Then OP gets ready for bed and its not cancelled. So did OP pull an all-night, because they are going to bed a couple hours before the test (in which case they should be good for the test) or there is some error in the submission...
I'm not sure what's confusing you. The OP checked their email 4 hours prior to when the test was supposed to occur and they had an e-mail saying the test was cancelled. Having read that they continued on with the rest of their day minus going to the class to take their test. At the end of the day ,hours after they should have been in class taking the test, as they were getting ready to go to bed for the night, they checked their e-mail for a second and final time that day and found that the professor had sent out an email saying that the test was not cancelled and was still on. Since they had waited till the end of the night to check their email again they had already missed the test.