Quote from OsceanSN2019
I agree with you OP. My teacher had a similar sisuation with a word typo on the exam but I knew other answers were wrong and I validated the typo with the professor before I clicked. Though the professor owned up to her mistake and gave everyone the 2 points back anyway. So, I do think you deserve to get those few points back to graduate because it is not your fault but the instructor's fault to make sure that the exam is fair.
I say do whatever you have to do to get those points back.
OsceanSN2019, that was your instructor's discretion to give those points back. As it is the OPs instructor's discretion to not do so. The instructor made the exam fair. The question actually still makes sense even though it said bun instead of burn - as here.I.stand stated:
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I would think the time to bring it up should have been during the exam: "Professor, is this supposed to be 'burn,' not 'bun?'" Rather than assuming the answer is wrong. I mean I can't think of how the word "bun" would make it a REASONABLE wrong answer.
Q: Which of the following is indication for mechanical ventilation?
A) wrong answer
B) correct-ish answer #1
C) correct-ish answer #2
D) full thickness buns on the pt's face and neck
Um.... "Bun" as in someone's butt? Buns as in the pt spilled his White Castle bag on his face? While in the absence of the typo, D is a clearly correct answer.
I would think that the prof's vow not to hold you accountable for her mistake would refer to her believing "C" is the correct answer, but student can argue EBP says "D" is most correct. NOT that she can make what is clearly a typo, and you are absolved of your need to critically think.
As for the 2nd incorrect answer, well you have already appealed; she probably reviewed everything with a fine-tooth comb to ensure the accuracy of your grade. She could just as easily found an incorrectly-marked WRONG answer and said "Good news! This isn't necessary, because I found a point on an earlier exam you didn't get credit for, and you passed! I'm terribly sorry about that, but glad you brought it up."
I understand you stated earlier that your instructor wasn't present for the exam and that you aren't allowed to ask questions during an exam anyways? That is weird! I have never heard of an instructor not allowing questions to be asked during an exam! I know some have rules, such as don't leave your seat during the exam, if you have a question raise your hand and the instructor will come to you. And other instructors just have you come up to them during the exam. But, I've never heard of instructors not allowing questions at all during an exam!
Regardless. If you knew the information, you would have been able to eliminate the other answer choices and seen that even with the typo, that is the only answer that made sense. Also, you were right on the line of passing. If you really knew the information you'd been taught over the semester, this point wouldn't have made a difference in you passing.
Your instructor finding another point that you missed on an older exam - you make it seem like you think he/she found this just because you are trying to fight the missed point from the typo. However, when you started fighting the typo, he/she probably decided to go over your other tests more closely - this could have led to him/her finding out that he/she made a mistake grading a past exam, and that the issue over this point from the typo didn't matter because you passed thanks to finding out another exam was misgraded (as here.I.stand stated), but what ended up happening was he/she did find a mistake in the grading, it just wasn't in your favor.
Being so close that one, or even two, points makes or breaks you means you have a bigger issue - you didn't really grasp the information learned in this course this semester. It isn't about your teacher "keeping her word," I'm sure when she said "Never assume I have made a mistake in the answer options" she meant typos. I would never have assumed that. But then again, when I was in nursing school I never assumed anything!! I probably asked too many questions during an exam! But I always felt it was better to ask then to just assume and get the question wrong. But then again, we were allowed to ask questions during an exam (still can't get over that you can't!!!). Anyways, even if your teacher "kept her word" and gave you the point back, because, unfortunately, this issue over the point with the typo unearthed another point you missed on a previous exam. So, your teacher "keeping her word" at this point is moot. You are not longer at the point where getting that one point back willl let you pass.
Regardless, I hope everything works out for you! It stinks stressing about passing a course, especially when you are about to graduate! I'm sorry you have to go through it! Hopefully, it will all work out! If not, just take the course over, look at it as a chance to beef up your knowledge of something you didn't quite master the first time over, graduate, and move on!!