UGH. Hello! This post will be another one of my rants which means I’m just venting out my anger. In some way, I may be a bit irrational?? I don’t know.
Today I went to school in a good mood. I had just printed our group’s (beautiful!!!) poster for our World Literature project. After doing so, I headed to my Oral Communications (Oralcom) Lab class which is the counterpart of the Lecture class I have on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It contains 30% of my overall oralcom grade, so naturally, I still cared a lot about my grade for this subject despite the inadequate professor.
We had 3 speech tasks overall and she gave me 75-100-75 respectively. First of all, this was my first time ever getting a 75, so I //had// to question her. I think I did what she asked after all. For one of those, it was a “How-to” speech and she didn’t give us any guidelines/requirements/criteria/anything. She simply told us that any topic would do as long as it was a “how-to” speech. As such, I thought that maybe teaching people how to make essays seem longer by changing the font size of punctuation and all that would be pretty interesting. She gladly accepted the topic anyway, so I went with that.
Today, she told me that she gave me a 75 because she DIDN’T LIKE MY TOPIC. She said that it promotes the idea of deceiving your professors and cheating. It irked me because she never said anything on the day we did that! I told her that if she didn’t like it, she should’ve said so and she should have also given us guidelines at least because it’s unfair that she’d just magically give us a grade without any basis.
HER REPLY SUPER AGITATED ME.
She answered that she “trusted the class’s judgment”. UHMM HELLO???? That isn’t a reason to not have a basis for our grades. I mean, if she didn’t like my topic, I don’t care. She should judge my speech based on my delivery, eye-contact, posture, syntax, grammar, and all those important details. It’s very unjust of her to simply tell me it “promoted cheating so she didn’t like it”.
For my other grade of 75, it was SUPPOSEDLY an extemporaneous speech. In reality, however, it was just her asking us to pick from a deck of Icebreaker cards and answer it. The question I got was what I would give up in order to get something done. I explained that in the case of homework and projects, I’d give up the time I use to watch movies because my routine is basically going home from school and watching an episode from a TV series or a movie. She even added her own question as to what movie I recently watched (which wasn’t even part of the card I got and I see no significance in answering it but I did). Anyway, I asked her why she gave me a 75 for that and she said “HMMMM….MAYBE IT WAS ALSO THE CONTENT” (referring to my previous speech on making essays look longer). ????????????? She wasn’t even sure of where she based my grade on so how could she do that. I even stayed beside her for a while asking her other things like where she based my grade and if her only problem was the content then how did that take a huge chunk of my score and SHE JUST BRUSHED ME OFF.
I swear to God she does nothing every class time except for googling a powerpoint presentation and pretending she knew the content before she showed it to us. She hardly discusses properly and she gives vague activities with zero transparency!!!!
She even tried to console me for the low grade by saying “it’s okay, it’s not only you who got it” and “It’s not that bad”
I don’t think knowing that others got a low grade would make me feel better. Also “not that bad” made me lose my chance of getting a 4.0 grade in the subject because the highest possible grade I can get now is a 95 and that’s within the 3.5 mark already (93-96).
SHE IRRITATES ME SO MUCH. SHE BASES OUR GRADES ON THIN AIR AND REFUSES TO GIVE A PROPER EXPLANATION.
I’m extremely bitter about this.
I sincerely do not wish her well.