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  Sheepiebeepie  |  26

You sound like an asshole. There was a time when I went to a professor to ask him to read a paper that the TA graded. It was graded lower than any paper I'd written, and especially lower than the amount of effort I'd put into it. It's possible to have respectful interaction between professor and student, and he did raise my grade.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I think there's a major difference between whining about a grade (as in complaining about it without asking for the teachers reasons, refusing to listen to your teachers explanation and refusing to accept the mark) versus having a mature discussion about the grade with your teacher (as in asking why your teacher felt his grade was deserved, asking the teacher what they thought could've been done better, explaining why you feel a higher grade would've been more appropriate, and re-examining the papers requirements together). To just immediately knock down the grade without listening to your students thoughts or explaining why you feel the mark given was appropriate is just rude and makes you the teacher seem power hungry and like you don't care about your students improvement or to have any communication or rapport with your students.

  unsealingkale  |  18

You're the type of teacher I would be afraid to have. The original poster wasn't "whining" at all. All you've done for your students is prevented them from seeking help on a paper they may have done poorly on. I'm not the type to say, "You should lose your job!" ...but that is a terrible philosophy that you impose.


How do you know that OP isn't one of those grade-grubbing, overly entitled, pampered assholes who whine if they get anything less than an "A", which they feel they obviously deserve because they "worked so hard"? Just playing devil's advocate, but you really don't know the true circumstances.

By  kangx1  |  28

This really depends on how you acted. If you were whining and bitching then YDI. If you were trying to have a normal teacher student relationship about your grades and your teacher decided to power trip and be a fucking asshole when FYL

By  OhPuhleeze  |  23

I'm not sure they can lower a grade after it's been published. Unless you put in an application for revision of grade, and in that case they generally don't meet you. Appeal to the Dean or VC.

By  sasquatchius  |  3

I don't blame them. It's disrespectful to say it was wrongly graded, and it sets a negative tone to the conversation from the get go, not a smart idea with someone who might have hundreds of students which they may not want.

The smart, respectful thing is to ask why it was graded that way, then to take that knowledge to your next assignment. You're very unlikely to get your grade increased, what you can do is do better next time.