Last week, in a Business Communications Class, a project was due, which included a draft resume, final resume, draft cover letter, final cover letter, a peer review of someone else’s work and a draft and final of a rejection letter. My professor graded it and gave it back to us on Wednesday. My grade was a B- (I need an A, so a B is no good). A lot of us weren’t happy with our grades so she stated “Re-submit it if you want a higher grade”.
So I did just that. She had marked all of my papers with comments and corrections. I used those corrections and changed them on my resume, cover letter, rejection letter and peer review. I did everything she told me to do AND more.
She graded the project during the weekend and just yesterday I received my project with a B on it. I know I did not deserve that grade. So I called her over. Here is the dialogue:
Teacher: What’s up?
Jessi: Well, there is a problem with the grade I received. I did everything you told me to do and I only got a B.
Teacher: Yes, it is because you still need to work on your resume. You have to explain the clubs.
Jessi: I did. Its right here.
Teacher: Oh, I didn’t see that. Well what about this? What does ROTC mean?
Jessi: Again Professor, I stated it here.
Teacher: Oh, I didn’t see that either.
She kept on trying to justify the grade she gave me and I would show her that she was wrong. The only thing she proved to me was that she basically skimmed through my project without actually taking the time and grading it. If she had actually taken the time then she would have seen everything I did. She kept going on for 5 more minutes until she finally said “OK
fine I’m giving you a B+, happy? Do you want me to write it on your paper to make you feel better?”
Yes, that was a little jab that made me want to get violent. haha!
My response was “No thank you! But you can sure change it on your grade book right now!” I should have said “Sure, write the “B+” As well as your Social Security Number and your signature here” just so I could have been as sarcastic as she was.
My parents always told me to fight for what I deserve and even if I didn’t receive an A, I’m pretty sure my professor will actually take the time and grade my project next time. If not, I will keep on confronting her until she does her job correctly