By callalilley - 10/04/2015 16:42 - United States - Sewell

Today, I went to class to take an important final for which I studied all week long and worked hard in class. Today, the teacher also told us that anyone who had an A did not have to take the final. I missed out on a trip to the Bahamas for this. FML
I agree, your life sucks 34 821
You deserved it 3 475

callalilley tells us more.

Hey guys! OP here! It stunk not going on vacation. From the beginning, we ALL thought we had to take the final. In the syllabus it said it was worth 30% of our grade. He's a new professor and this is a psychology class. I guess some type of experiment??? I was so mad, but I still have a 3.8 GPA to prove for it!!!

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My mom always said good grades are their own reward. But then again, she has never been to the Bahamas.

Ouch op. Atleast you know you're smart enough! I think some people would give up a trip to get an A.


Ouch op. Atleast you know you're smart enough! I think some people would give up a trip to get an A.

I think some people would give up an A to get a trip!

Those are the people who don't get A's

1PersonIsMyWorld 22

didn't have to doesn't mean you couldn't have taken the final still and raised your grade even more op.. but if you're in college, an A is an A so taking the final would have done you no good in which case you should have known this and gone on your trip.

I bet animals judge you behind your back, 33.

33 is stupid. I can tell she has no friends. Wow... She pisses me off.

#33 except for the fact that finals are generally weighted heavier than other exams throughout the semester (more points), and if OP had a low A, their grade COULD be affected by not taking the final if their professor made them take it.

My mom always said good grades are their own reward. But then again, she has never been to the Bahamas.

Well done for choosing education over vacation :)

You don't know anything about education.. Chubby English bitch.

I don't think she chose it over! She didn't have a choice in the matter until she knew she had. Your conclusion is axiomatically incorrect.

Well remember that school is not everything. You also have to live a little while you're still young!

Sorry OP, at least you have your priorities straight. Maybe another chance to go to the Bahamas will come up soon. :)

Seems like bloody awful timing, why hadn't the teacher mention it earlier?

The teacher was busy planning his/her trip to the Bahamas.

Because teachers are the Spawns of Satan.

the teacher did. check the syllabus. student messed up. ydi.

I too find it really weird the teacher never mentioned this earlier in class. She should've reminded the students of this a couple times and especially during the last class. That's such a huge waste of time and effort studying (not to mention the trip op missed) just because the teacher didn't mention this earlier. Why would any student want to take the exam if they didn't have to? Huge fail on the teachers part. Definite FYL op!

She couldn't have told you earlier? damn.

Many teachers purposely wait until the day of the test to exempt students so that they make sure everyone studies for the test. My math teacher used to do that all the time. He also made us do the exam half way so that he would see us freak out. One time he went as far as accusing me and my best friend of cheating before announcing that we were actually exempt.

48, that's horrible! And so unprofessional too. Exams cause a lot of stress and anxiety, and there is so much time spent studying that many students lose a lot of sleep staying up late through the night to study. Not to mention that there are probably plenty of other important things that someone could be doing during that wasted time. All that wasted studying time could have gone towards studying for another exam. Your teachers a jerk! I would've complained to the principle or dean.

As a teacher, I can't decide if I think he's a genius, or just a plain old douche... His private life must suck, though, if that's the kind of excitement that thrills him. Nope... on second thought, douche it is!

If its so important then why does it get excluded for just getting an A..

Lots of educational establishments allow students to exempt finals if they have an A and meet attendance requirements. Because if you have an A already you don't need the final to save your grade and you've clearly been learning all semester long. Some teachers will even ignore the attendance requirements and allow students to exempt with just an A.

You mean your final grade doesn't depend solely on the exams you take at the end of the year? Is this what the UK is doing wrong?

I've never heard of this before either. Usually the exam is a huge chunk of your mark, meaning if you fail it, it can bring the rest of your grade down. I actually prefer the being exempt though because most students can do great during all assignments and homework but have a hard time on exams due to memorization issues or anxiety and pressure, etc. Sounds like a cool rule that should be implemented in more places!

55 I know it's used *most* places in the states. I have a few friends that went to schools with no exemption policy and it screwed a lot of people out of good grades for that exact reason. I think the schools that have adopted policies like that have done so for students who are active and productive but not necessarily the best test takers.

Exams are great practice for the real world. In the real world you don't get to skip the high-stress single day that makes or breaks the deal just because you've done a great job prepping for it for days, weeks or months in advance.

Wow, not everyone has resources to go to the Bahamas, and you're getting an "A" in the class. What bad luck!