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By student101 / Wednesday 26 March 2014 03:37 / United States - Sun Prairie
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By  ChenEighty  |  20

Is it possible that you answered the wrong question or something? I've done that, where I've gone off on such a long tangent it seemed like I was writing a different essay, and the rest was History.

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By  ChenEighty  |  20

Is it possible that you answered the wrong question or something? I've done that, where I've gone off on such a long tangent it seemed like I was writing a different essay, and the rest was History.

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There's nothing worse than those people. Give a teacher a hard time for doing their job and then complaining about getting a low grade when you didn't even do your work. Some people are so entitled that they don't realize education is a privilege and think good grades should just be handed to them.

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  tiernang  |  21

One of the teachers I had graded on what she thought you deserved, rather than what you got. I got a better grade than I should have sometimes, but also worse other times. It seemed to even out in the end.

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That's not entirely true, #50. When I was in year 7, I had the worst English teacher I'd ever had, and despite listening in class and revision, I got terrible grades at the end of the year. The next year I had a much better teacher, and I got much higher grades.

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  Marley_000  |  14

My English 104 prof once wrote "This NEEDS citation" beside the line "Mary Shelley was a prominent literary figure of the Victorian era" on an essay of mine... She also docked me a letter grade on said essay for that line. Sometimes you just can't win.

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  jimmy_poison  |  19

#52: hate to break it to you, but your prof was right. Any statement like that should be supported by a reference to evidence. Just because an author or artist is well known now, doesn't mean they were prominent or even known in their own time

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  elcee1987  |  18

Yeah but that was in a beginning English class. I'm in law school and my professors will just stop reading if I have a sentence that isn't properly cited, but that's okay because I expect to be held to a higher standard now. An English 104 teacher should be more chill.

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  iwadasn  |  32

If your 100-level teachers never held you to things like citations, you wouldn't be able to do them now in your higher-level classes. Your English professor did the right thing to prepare you for the future.

By  Kalipczo  |  21

Hm reread the assignment and the work you did, if it still makes sense to you then go up and talk to your teach. Maybe he/she just misinterpreted what you wrote and when you explain it, you could get some points back.

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  tj4234  |  35

That's not how it works. Essays must be clear and concise, and the points easy to understand. It is highly unlikely that op will convince the teacher to change the grade...