How did your professor rate your writing?

How did your professor rate your writing?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Bullshilt, crap, this is ridiculous.
    kek

    *Philosophy Anonymous was really mad (with reason).

    *Classics Teacher is really fun.

    *William Wimsatt is Nabokov.

    *Heyrman is didactically brutal. kek

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    One time I got a bad grade on a paper because my conclusion didn't agree with the conclusions of my sources even though my paper was a criticism of the methodology in scientific publishing. College is about taking notes and giving them back at the end of class, not about thinking or writing.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking brutal.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ESL professors shouldn't be allowed to mark or critique essays in English.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why? If he is an English teacher at a college and if you attend a good college then he has then certainly be deemed good enough to mark your paper or at the very least give feedback.

      To clarify I have also had shit ESL lit teachers but they aren't any worse for not being native speakers.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those were the days. Today professors have to be conscious of microaggressions and inadvertently hurting feelings.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Those were the days. Today professors have to be conscious of microaggressions and inadvertently hurting feelings.
      This. I wonder it this kind of thing is still possible today.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Definitely not. I was a TA many times and we couldn't even fail people anymore. The kids will run crying to admin within 5 seconds. That was 5+ years ago. It looks much worse now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >we couldn't even fail people anymore
          Wait. What?? Damn.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, honestly the lowest grade you could give someone for submitting what should be a D paper was like a B-. They'd have to do something truly, F-tier failing to get a C. I very rarely saw C's, almost never. C was like you're actively submitting "frick you" papers or something. If you wrote ANYTHING remotely related to what you were asked to write, you're getting a B-. And the university was notorious for grade deflation.

            Most professors just don't want to deal with it. The default response to the state of the students is, if I had to put it in words: the kids who want A's will be scared of B's, so they'll work harder; the kids who don't mind a B or B+ will tend to average out there and not care; and the kids who truly don't give a frick and get B-'s don't give a frick either. The only really annoying people are the minority of solid B/B+ average types who somehow have it in their mind that they deserve A's. They will do obnoxious shit like overparticipate and try to exploit little loopholes so that they can BS you into a higher grade, by low key threatening to complain that the grade they got is unfair.

            What is the natural path of least resistance in response to all this? To just accept it, do the bare minimum duties expected of you as quickly as possible, and try not think about it too hard.

            Only a minority of old school professors still play up the character of the hardass opinionated grader, but that's only because they are so embedded they can't be touched. And those are mostly gone by now or will be soon. It's far more common to see professors phoning in their courses. I've seen some real shit, let me tell you. As with anything, newbies are the only ones who put in effort, half because they aren't jaded yet, half because they haven't learned how little effort it's possible to put in and still skate by. Everyone in the current system is getting fricked. The good news is, if you're an undergrad and you actually care, you can exploit the collapse of standards by being the refreshing guy who actually cares. You will stand out.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What is even the point?
            In the modern environment if you fail one LGBT person (forget blacks because you can, you know, see them coming), you're a bigot and, since you don't have tenture, you're going to walk.
            Far as I'm concerned, if I became a prof, I'd be in it for passion about what I teach but I wouldn't give a frick about who I pass because I just want money.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Miserable expat Leafs threatening physical violence verbally in front of witnesses was almost as amusing as the payout would've been were they not physical cowards.

            >Only a minority of old school professors still play up the character of the hardass opinionated grader, but that's only because they are so embedded they can't be touched.

            There are legions of terminal Adjuncts (more Gen X than Boomers now) that will never get tenure whom have made it their life mission to spread the gatekeeping misery and cost the institution revenue. TAs see their future and do the same from tryhard authenticity or total nihilistic cope.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > Getting called a fascist by my biology professor.
    Holy frick, I never felt this much WANT for something I never knew I wanted before.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What do you think they argued? Got to be eugenics or race realism, right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I was thinking but then again, surely 1975 was a bit too late to openly think like that, right? I want to say it was probably a bit subtler than that---like having an antiquated view of evolution as a great struggle in which the least fit specimens are selected against and the superior races are preserved.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I always got a poor grade on the first paper and then a stellar one on the final. I never did anything particularly different between the two and I never understood it.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >you can't just say perchance

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >in shitter junior college (nice University soon)
    >last semester
    >baby's first American literature
    >you can write an essay about basically anything if it relates to even vaguely to American cultural anything
    >professor talking to a guy
    "what do you want to write about?"
    >"i'unno"
    "what do you like to do?"
    >"play call of dudy"
    "why don't you write a paper about that?"
    >"uhhhh"
    It's attached to a highschool and they're highschoolers treating it like highschool

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