(Closed) Irritated with my English professor (vent)

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sugaree: Meet with them in person and tell him the difficulty you are having with the way papers are being retuned. be polite and respectful and see where that gets you.  It  kinda sounds like a BS class, that since the professor doesn’t see you, you aren’t actually real, so they don’t really care. If you put a face to your name, he might see your name pop up and go “oh! I know her” and review your drafts faster.

This happened in a  mass lecture class i had. 500+ students, and we never got anything back on time .  I made a point to introduce my self and I allways got my stuff back Wayyy before my friends in the class.

Post # 4
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I sympathise,my tutor is terrible at signing off my assessments at the moment.Two of them(which have about 6 different assessments in each) were completed over two weeks ago,and still havent been signed off. Its frustrating because Ive spoken to her a million times, and now,if she doesnt sign them by friday I have to go into college an extra day next week to make up for work Ive already done,because I will be classed as behind schedule!As soon as they are signed off,I will be ahead of the group,but Im just waiting on her!!

Post # 5
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That is extremely annoying! I think if this affects your marks you should bring it up with the professor (in a nice way). I would probably go in and ask the professor for feedback directly and then casually mention that the reason you came in is because on the last assignment you didn’t get the feedback until after the final draft was due and you wanted to improve on your first draft. They will probably be annoyed because now they have to deal with you in office hours but they either have to do that or give you your assignments back in time.

I used to TA at a university and the policy was that professors had to submit at least some sort of mark before the last day to drop classes. I remember being rushed by the profs to input marks for assignments and tests we had marked.


Post # 7
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had the same problem with my physics lab professor. The first feedback I got was 7 weeks into the semester. He returned lab 1 when I had already turned in another 6 labs with the same mistake I didn’t know I was making. After that I never saw anything until the last day of class when he handed everything back in mass. While I didn’t find anything that worked to get faster feedback, (He didn’t grade anything until a week before he returned it to the class.) I totally understand your frustration.

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