This week marks week 6 in my 2nd semester. I love my night classes… I hate that they are at night, but I love those classes. My grade in Hardware is a 98.6 and my grade in Server is 99.8. I didn’t do as well as I expected to on the Hardware mid-term, but I didn’t do bad considering I spent my whole week studying for my Server mid-term. Server was hands on, I got 110%. We got extra credit for not using the book.
My online class, as you know, is oral communications. As you also know my teacher is an asshole. I have had to fight for damn near every grade I’ve gotten in that class. My grade is currently a 93.3. Apparently I am not the only one having a hard time with her. I was talking with a girl that I met last semester, our teacher has been burning her too. Gave her a 50% on a teamwork exercise we had this last week. Teamwork… for an online class.
I had to post for 2 days and send out emails to my team members just to get a response. But I did eventually get a response, I posted my contribution, got someone else to be the team leader (because William left for Germany last weekend and I wasn’t online much) and then the team leader had to post everyone’s contribution. He neglected to add our names, and for that she took points off of my grade. She assigned the groups, she knew who was in each group, she even commented on our individual contributions, so why take away points like she didn’t know who was in the group.
Needless to say I am not the only one having issues, there have been many complaints. Most people don’t appear to be passing, or at least barely passing her class because of her strange grading tactics. Hopefully there will have been enough complaints to keep her from being a returning professor next semester. I am done with online classes after this.
I am sorry that I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been so frustrated and mentally burnt from my experiences with this teacher that I haven’t had much to offer you guys. It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even want to log into my online class anymore. It was Wednesday before I logged in this week just to look at last weeks grades. I shouldn’t be scared to look at my grades, but I am. I have never minded doing a little work, and I’ve never had a problem writing, but this teacher makes me never want to write again. She attacks me at every angle, making me feel incompetent. Making me feel as if my writing skills are below par. I’m getting dangerously close to just walking away from this class. I don’t want her to win, but I am pretty defeated at this point.
I went to the school and complained, that led nowhere. He made me apologize for saying “I’ll continue to do my best and expect your worse”. He was sitting there writing a list of things I should do while we were talking.
1. Escalate – in other words print all of my emails or screenshot them and send them to the online instruction department, I assume.
3. Suck it up.
Like I told him, I have been sucking it up… for now 6 weeks, then 5. I’m done sucking it up. I did apologize. I told her the truth, I was frustrated with feeling like I had to fight for every grade I got and I apologized for what I said. I meant not a word of it… well at least not the apology part, but I did it. Maybe that is why I got a bit of a break on the grading this week.
I have 20ish pages to read, a paper to write, and a discussion to contribute too. I don’t want to do any of it. I am so just done… but I am not a quitter. So it will get done, later.
Any advice on what I should do?