Happy end of semester everyone!
This semester I took a General Psychology course completely online through my local community college. It was kind of too easy -- the professor only made us answer 2 short-answer questions per week, with an open-book test every other week. I turned in all my assignments early and made A's on all the exams. Well, the professor either does not speak english as a first language, or otherwise is really not mentally capable of being an instructor. All his e-mails are filled with typos and sometimes do not even make sense. His short answer questions would also be presented in either very awkward sentences or copied straight from the book. Last night I took the online final (early). It was about 50 questions that came straight from the book, nothing out of the ordinary. I double- and triple-checked each question, taking extra special time on the questions that were worded improperly. When I submitted it, I was shocked. It came back as a 72! I went over the "wrong" answers and determined that something was wrong with his answer key, because the answers that the test said were correct, were definitely NOT correct (the main benefit to identifying and diagnosing mental disorders is so "client's insurance companies will pay for them"? uh, no.) In an e-mail, I submitted to him all the questions that the test said were "wrong" and defended my answers with direct quotes & page numbers from the book. This is the response I received:
Hey Stephine, (not how my name is spelled)
I did go back give you credit for your answers .Taking a behaviorl course online is so different than taking the course as a seated class. If you have to take Sociology, I would suggest you take it in the classroom. This course can be difficult for some students to undertand. Hope you have enjoyed the course and happy holidays!
He did change the grade from a 72 to a 94 but w.t.f @ insinuating that an online course might be over my head? I made an A in that class and turned in every assignment! I don't know why, but this just made me livid. I know the man isn't the brightest crayon in the box, and I really shouldn't let this get to me, but I'm already dealing with a lot of insecurities about myself prior to nursing, and this just chapped my a$$! What do you guys think, should I mention this on his evaluation?
I already feel better sharing this. Thank you, AN :)