i worked really hard on an assignment and the prof gave me a lot lower than I think I should have scored. some of the points taken off were indeed justified, but one part of the assignment she counted off 10 points for something she didn't explain how to do in the first place. She wrote one paragraph on how to complete that portion, I followed the directions and got docked 10 points basically for not reading her mind. I emailed her, but it doesn't look like she's going to budge on the grade. It's 30% of my overall grade and I could really use those 10 points.
Answer by KFree907 at 9:47 AM on Dec. 11, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:45 AM on Dec. 11, 2009
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Answer by samurai_chica at 9:53 AM on Dec. 11, 2009
You can try talking to the professor, but if you do be sure you are open and not defensive or accusatory. Tell her you really want to understand what you should have done in place of what you did do. This is an occaission where you can practice your diplomacy skills. If she won't budge you'll just have to deal with it. When you get done with school you will find that things like this happen all the time in the professional world - you'll have bosses, supervisors, or even clients that expect you to "read their mind" when many times they don't even know what it is they are trying to ask you to do.
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