A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
-W. H. Auden

Three good professors out of five isn’t too bad, right? And, really, the two not-so-great ones aren’t that bad; I’ve had much worse!

The professor for my online psychology class won’t respond to emails. Which is frustrating. On two different quizzes, I am 99.9% certain that one question on each were incorrectly marked  wrong. If those quizzes were fixed, I would have 100% on both of them (I have 100s on the other four quizzes), so this is important to me. I emailed him, asking for clarification. No response. I did mention this is an online class, right?

The second professor at the bottom of my list is mostly just really boring. She seems very young (but, at my ripe old age of “29″ [ahem], a lot of people do), and probably hasn’t quite found her groove yet. Most classes consist of copying LOTS of notes from her LONG PowerPoint slides. So far, she has been beating us over the head lecturing almost exclusively on using APA formatting in our writing. It feels more like an English class than a psychology class. I will survive. As I said, I’ve dealt with much worse.

Fortunately, I do have three professors who are interesting and helpful, and they definitely help to balance any negative effects of the others.

6 Responses to “Grading My Professors”

  1. Joyce Says:

    For the amount one pays in tuition, all professors should be stellar. Even one bad professor is unacceptable.
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  2. Stacey Says:

    Excellent point, Joyce. Over the course of my college experience (so far), there are two professors that I thought should have paid *me*!

  3. ❤ Julie Maloney ❤ (@Momspective) Says:

    I’ll be 29 for the seventh time in April. Sorry about the two professors, the online first one really needs to step up and do his job!
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  4. Stacey Says:

    You youngster, you! LOL!

    Not sure what the professor’s problem is–just wish he didn’t make that problem mine!

  5. Cyndi Says:

    Yeah, that has to be frustrating with the first professor. I mean an online class. Really?
    I don’t blame you for being annoyed. And the second one? Man…please just teach and be professional, ok? LOL…I understand. I’m not much older but I’ve been a teacher for a long while and I can tell you…you gotta have some pizzazz. Hehe.
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  6. Stacey Says:

    Thank you, Cyndi.

    I’m really not sure what to do about the professor for the online class. If I haven’t already done so, if I keep bugging him, he will surely become just as frustrated with me. And, he’s the one that does the grading. Maybe the ‘safest’ option is to play by his crappy rules, and let the head of the department know how the professor handled my requests for help after the semester is over (and my final grade has been submitted).

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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