By badessaymyass - 17/04/2014 19:59 - United States - Phoenix
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Talk to him and see if maybe you can get the grade changed or something. That's not fair at all
He had a change in heart I guess! Maybe he was just having a bad day when he graded it.
I admit to having done this before-- a student gives you a paper to read before it's due, you glance over it, it looks good and seems to meet the requirements. Then after everyone turns in their essays, you start reading other ones which turn out to be sparkling with insight and engaging writing, and the original one looks... turdish in comparison. It's still a dick move on the teacher's part. It's one of the reasons I rarely read student essays early, or if I do, I only will tell the student what needs to be added, fixed or changed to meet the requirements of the assignment. I won't tell them what grade it might get or how good it is.
22, hence why I don't necessarily agree with comparing one student's work to another. Where student A may have an excellent vernacular, communicative and structured writing style, student B may have a more detail/subject laden, yet eloquently simple style of writing. I think each piece of work should be judged on the merits of the student, their understanding of the subject matter and marked accordingly by what was written by them. Of course, there is a place for constructive criticism and comments from teacher to individual on how to improve the substance and quality of their writing for future production of outstanding pieces of prose.
Wow and these are the people that are supposed to prepare us for life?
#84, no. That's not how bipolar disorder works. It's not a "one day happy, next day sad" thing or a "I can't make up my mind" thing. It's a disorder that causes your emotions to change quickly, without your control. It's also a serious disorder and shouldn't be used the way you're using it.