Unrighteous judgement?

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  1. agedman

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    Have you ever accepted, been given, or retaliated against for a view by a professor that resulted in a lower grade?

    Example:

    Many years ago, a student came to me with syllabus in hand to show how the student had met every requirement for an "A" but had been given a "C."

    When inquiring, it was discovered that the student had the audacity to disagree with the professor's view(s); because the student refused to parrot the professor's view, he was given a final grade of a "C".

    The professor agreed to raise the final grade to a "B" as a compromise.

    The student had the character to move on with their life, and presently is well respected in the field.

    How about you.

    Have you experience such conduct from "professionals" who judge unrighteously?
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    I taught theology in a non-denominational college. My statement to those from the "dark side" (Arminian/semi-pelagian/charismatics et al) was that I did NOT want them to parrot my answers to get an "A". I wanted them to defend from Scripture their position.

    While 95% of the time we all agreed, it was a good experience for them (and me) to see these young men and women hold positions they KNEW where antithetical to my teaching and capably defend them.
     
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    My second son had an experience of "conflict" with his Lesbian anti-male teacher at Casper College. They were in English comp and writing papers, etc. He had a solid B even though the gal announced day one her hatred for males and not wanting any male students in her class. His schedule was such that he had to remain in spite of her open animosity.

    For the final paper, students had to chose and "controversial topic in the politically-correct world", take a side, and defend it.

    Josh wrote his on "Why Unregenerate Lesbians will burn in Hell".

    For some reason he receive an "F", though it met all the criteria, footnotes, sources, style etc.

    His final grade was a "D" for the class. He went ot the head of the English Dept, explained the dilemma. The teacher was called in and given a chance to "correct" her oversight.

    He ended with a course grade "B".

    BTW, second semester he intentionally took her English Comp II class and the gal never spoke to him the entire semester. :)
     
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    LOL!:laugh: :thumbsup:
     
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    No, I was never in a seminary. One of my courses during the basics was Art Appreciation, which was the only opening there was for Humanities for that Semester at Catawba College. The subjects I enjoy are the sciences, math, and history. Art is the last on the list, even lower than Shakespeare. Anyway, one of the projects for the semester was to construct in detail a play setting from a famous play. Some of the students got into great detail.

    I found a play called "Ghosts" where the entire play was a man sitting on a stool reading the story to the audience. So, I got a cardboard shoe box, cut it out and glued a doll house to the box. I turned it in, and needless to say, I got an F. To make matters worse, I had not done too well on the tests that made up the total grade.

    About a week before the semester ended, the professor called me to her desk after class and said if I would redo the project, I might get a D depending on how I did. I paused for a moment and said, no thanks and walked off. True to her promise, I got an F. However to add insult, she put a + after the F. I believe to this day I got the only F+ in history. I guess that is failing with honor. My final GPA was 3.7.
     
  6. Aaron

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    LOVE IT!! :applause:
     
  7. Aaron

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    During my freshman year, I was forced to write a paper on Apartheid in South Africa, I was told it would have been an A, but got a C for invoking God and the Gospel. I couldn't appeal, because any mention of God was forbidden up front.
     
  8. Gib

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    Organ finals, sophomore year. The final was an organ recital to be played before the entire music department. I watched several go before me. Some fell apart under the pressure. I asked my professor what would happen to my grade if I didn't get up there and play. He said I would drop a letter grade. I told him I could live with a "B" and left the building.
     
  9. Don

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    8th grade English. Got a paper back from the teacher marked "99". No marks on the paper. I asked her what was wrong with it; she looked it over and said, "Nothing." I asked, "so why didn't I get 100?" She replied, "because no one gets 100." I figured, if I do so well that nothing's wrong, but I can't get graded accordingly, why try?

    Principles of Marketing class - instructor was new, and we had some complaints about how he was running the course. We filled out the course feedback sheets; he somehow convinced the school representative to let him look at the feedback sheets before the Final exam. Needless to say, the Final exam was nothing like the mid-term, and we all did poorly.
     
  10. InTheLight

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    I know the OP was asking about professors but I have an 8th grade English class story as well. First day of class:

    Teacher: "If you want to get an A in my class you must do extra credit."

    Me: "Hold on, if it's a requirement to get an A, then technically it's not extra credit." [class started murmuring their agreement.]

    Teacher: "If you want to get an A in my class you must do extra credit."

    Me: "So if someone aces all your homework assignments, quizzes and tests, scoring 100% on everything, they won't get an A?"

    Teacher: "If you want to get an A in my class you must do extra credit."

    I don't remember my exact scores in that class but I know my homework and test scores were in the 97% to 98% range, well within the school's guidelines for an A; I got an A-.
     

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