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getting a D

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by momomango, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. momomango

    momomango 2+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    im a freshman almost finished with my second quarter. the thing seems like getting screwed over by a GE writing class, required by my college. The professor doesn't grade anything, and the TA that I have is screwing me over pretty badly. She marks me off on every single little point, show's no mercy, and always marks off my essays because my ideas do not "correlate" with hers. Its pissing the hell out of me cause this might cost me a D in this stupid class. sure i have a final to "boost" up my grade, but the TA also grades the final and for my midterm she marked off so many points. by now i'm figuring she doesn't like me, but no need to hate to the point that its costing my grade....ughh...i'm just so disgusted at how she can't teach, but marks every single point. sorry...i just needed to rant and let it out cause this quarter is one really bad quarter for me...:mad:
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  3. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    The Big Easy
    Subjective grading is a difficult means to assess students sometimes. If you have a problem with the grading and if you have legitimate concerns or points about why you deserve points in areas where you have lost them, compile an ordered list of points and talk to the TA and if all else fails, to her superior (your professor)
  4. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
    "pissing the hell out of me" LOL. First, you're a freshman. There isn't a single thing you can do right now besides committing multiple felonies that will make or break you. Second, life isn't fair. I can think of a lot worse things than a TA who grades harshly, so recognize this and don't let it upset you to the point of distraction. Consider either dropping the class or saying **** it and do the best you can minus the stress.
  5. Dr_Berk

    Dr_Berk New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    Just do the best u can. You'll need to retake it anyways since you won't satisfy the requirement with a D. Do better then. It sucks, but it's not the end of the world. I got a D- my freshman year.

    If you think you deserve higher grades on your work, you should definitely talk to the professor. I don't know why the TA would have it out for you, but maybe you can change some things to avoid this sort of problem with future TAs.
  6. GreenShirt

    GreenShirt 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    I would share your concern with your professor first and find out if there's any way you can realisticaly imporve. However, withdrawing from the class will be better for your AMCAS than re-taking it. That way it won't affect your GPA calculation. You don't wan to make it a habit, though, or else Med. School swill ask questions.

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