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How Come?
June 4, 2008, 5:32 pm
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How come my lowest grades are always for the annoyingly basic 200 level classes I have to take from time to time?  My lowest mark this past semester for a class called ‘Ethics and the Life Sciences’.  It was a 200 level philosophy course, with 140 students in it.  Most of them were not philosophy majors and took it because it is required for their science program, I guess.  I just needed a class that fit my schedule.

Anyway, there was a lot of hoopla before our first papers were returned.  Apparently done of us knew how to write a proper philosophy paper.  The prof was disappointed.  I wasn’t shocked.  The vast majority of students hadn’t taken a philosophy class before.  Naturally, I assumed I was safe.  Nope.  I got some bullshit mark and some comments on how to write a paper properly.  Hey, asshole!  Yes, you, the TA who marked my paper.  Guess what?  I know what a good philosophy paper looks like.  I write them all the time and am pleased with the grades I receive.  What a joke.  

What makes it worse is that it was a 4 page paper.  Who the hell writes 4 page papers?  4 page papers are infantile.  And so is my grumpiness, I suppose.

In other news, my best grade was for my seminar class.  It was half grad students.  Go figure.

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