Of all the papers I do not have back yet (4 papers, 1 CANOCO assignment, 2 exams, 1 Experimental Design single page write up and 1 Case Study) only the Case Study has been returned. This was handed in at the beginning of January on the 8th? I think that’s it. We got it back today.
WHERE ARE THE REST OF MY PAPERS!!! Everything, except the CANOCO and 2 exams are well overdue. Some of them by 2 months, some by over 3.
Newcastle University AFRD Department, prepare to feel my wrath. I understand the 20 day grading. I’ll even give you a month to grade it if there’s been a lot of trouble with things. But the total lack of email responses, or shovings off from professors when they are questioned about the location/progress of our assignments is just plain unprofessional. Be rude, just give me my damn paper. And I really hope you don’t expect me hand in an assignment that is 50% of my grade before having received a SINGLE paper back from you (the one who graded 2 of my non-returned papers). Degree Programme Director or not, you will learn to have a mild bit of respect for your students. Detest me all you want, this 2 month wait time is inexcusable.
And I’m not the only one willing to talk about this either. Three of us are not british, nor do we hold to the idea that our stuff will just magically fall into our laps. No, we will come after you until you give us our papers. This term, day 21 hits, the emails begin. I’ll be nice enough, but EVERY DAY you shall receive and email asking where my paper is and when I can pick it up. Do not think even for a moment that “oh you got a [grade]” will appease me. I WANT THE FEEDBACK! How do we improve our writing and our analysis skills if no one tells us right from wrong in what we’ve done??
Can you tell I’m pissed?
I’ve really got a distrustful view of this university and I’m sure they’ll be glad to be rid of me come September. I can’t wait for our surveys of the course come out. BWAHAHAHA
I wonder how much of this happens every year? I wonder how many people actually complain. This year there is at least 3 of us.