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So, I’ve had a really bad day. I had a final. That’s fine. I understand the need for finals. Well, as a class we had to make our own questions for the final! SWEET, right? WRONG!!!!!! So, I get there and a lot of my classmates didn’t show up, because if you had an A in the class you didn’t have to take it. That’s nice. Well, I would’ve had the A in that class if my professor didn’t absolutely hate me. And when I say that, I don’t me oh, woe is me my professor hates me bull crap. No, she hates me and the whole class knows it. That’s fine. As a teacher, it’s kind of obvious that you will not like some of your students. DUH!!! But, what you don’t do is take it out on their grade! How old are you, 12? I mean really! That’s uncalled for. Anyway, I get there today excited about taking it because I knew it would be easy. I mean, we made our own questions. How much easier can it get? She got the questions from our group presentations. There were 4 groups with 4 people in them and 1 group with three. That’s 19 students. Each student had to make 2 questions that pertained to their groups topic. Easy! She then told us the questions will be on the final so pay attention. I get there today to take the final. There are 36 questions on the test. Only one of my questions were on there. And, the other one that was on there was so screwed up that you couldn’t even understand what the question was. I had a hard time understanding it. IT WAS MY QUESTION. Okay moving on, we also got our take home final back today. I made a 25 of 33 on it. If I made that because I was dumb and that’s the grade I deserved, then I would not have a problem with that. No! She counted off 1 point per grammar mistake on my paper. I was the only one she done that to. Not okay. Not only that, but my “grammar mistakes” weren’t even mistakes at all. I was an English major before I switched to Elementary Ed. Yeah, I may have problems with comma usage and stuff like that, but don’t mess with me on subject verb agreement and those sorts of things. I know what I’m talking about. In the take home final portion of the final what we had to do was type the question she asked in bold. Then, type our answer in regular font. Okay, I can handle that. No, she counted off for the way she phrased a question. That’s not my fault. You should have phrased the question better. As if that wasn’t enough, she counted off on another question because she said I should have looked at chapter six. I did. I got my answer straight out of the book. It’s obvious I did, because I used a woman in my answer who was discussed in chapter six. Being a student in the Education program, you have to make a B in this class, because it’s an education class.

This isn’t the first time I have ran into problems with her. She has been giving me problems this whole semester. She assigned 2 extra credit opportunities. I did both of them because I knew I needed the help. One of them I did with a partner. The second one I did was a video I made for the class and posted to youtube, like she told us to do. Actually, I didn’t make the video, my awesome roommate did because I suck at stuff like that. Well on the day of my group’s presentation, I told her I did the extra credit assignment. She blew up at me. She said, “well, I didn’t know you were going to do it. Why didn’t you let me know?” I told her, “so, let me get this straight, you’re getting mad at me for doing an assignment you assigned?” She replied, “don’t get snappy with me, young lady.” I just politely turned away and went on about our presentation. Then our TA (teacher’s assistant) said no, you assigned that and she did it. My professor turned to her and started yelling at her. So, later on that day, when I got back to my dorm, I emailed our TA. I asked her what I should do since she refused to accept it. She told me to stop by her office on Friday (last Friday) and if she still refuses it go talk to a lady that’s over that part of the department. They’re trying to fire her anyway. I knocked on her door. As soon as she opened it, she rolled her eyes and asked in a hateful voice, “what do you want?” I let that one go. I stay in the door facing of her office because, the lights were off and she had stuff piled from her floor to her ceiling. I know it’s a small office but, really? She had a path that was only big enough for her to walk in and this lady is small. She’s about 5″2 and about 100 pounds, that’s pushing it. I proceeded with what I initially went up there for. I said, “since you didn’t accept my extra credit assignment, what would you like me to do about it?” She said, “well, I only allow room for 20 extra credit points and the last one you did was worth 20.” I knew I wasn’t going to get anywhere with this. so, I said, “thank you, have a nice day.” She then continued to prove her point, as if she hadn’t already, and said ,as she pulled out a piece of paper, that was supposedly mine, “see here.” I said, “yes ma’am.” And I knew that was untrue because we’ve done about 6 assignments that were already considered extra credit, so that’s 30 points right there. I just let it go and said okay, thank you for your time. She said, “yeah, whatever.”

There’s a lot more stuff that has happened in this class, but I don’t want to bore you. I just needed a way of getting this out. So, thank you for reading this. Now, I’m just going to go talk to the chair of the department tomorrow. Hopefully, I get a B in this subject. I don’t want to have to re-take this class. If I wasn’t doing well because of me, I would be okay with that. But no, I’m not doing well because of her. That’s just uncalled for and unnecessary. So, I’m just going to hang on, pray and trust God that everything will be okay. 🙂 Hope your day is going well. If it isn’t smile!! God loves you and it will get better. PROMISE!!! 😀 And I don’t make promises I can’t keep. . . Just so you know! 😀