(Closed) Not sure if this should be under emotional or not… :(

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

oh no…is there any way you can talk to your professor about it?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow, I’m really sorry! It sounds pretty bad but I would certainly talk to anyone and everyone you could before completely throwing in the towel. He kind of set a precedent. It doesn’t sound like it’s totally your fault?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Oh, I’m so sorry!  If I were you, I might talk to my advisor about this, and then possibly the Provost or Dean of Students if that didn’t work.  This is a total misunderstanding, and it’s going to negatively affect you, and it’s blatantly unfair.  I would seek recourse because you don’t deserve this!  If you make a big enough stink, I’m guess he’d let you retake it, just to avoid all the hassle.  Either way, you’re going to pass, and YOU know you didn’t do anything wrong, but this is just so crappy!  Ugh!  I’m so so sorry!!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ((HUGS)) I’m really sorry about that. Can you try explaining that you thought it was ok to use them since you cud last time?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could always talk to another professor and see what he/she thinks would be the best way to appraoch it…..talk to the department head maybe. Clarify that you wouldn’t cheat and if you’d known it would’ve disqualified you, you wouldn’t have used the computer. Also, comment that other students were using theirs, also. This was just a big miscommunication. I’ve seen stuff like this happen before and it always gets worked out. If they realize you weren’t doing it on purpose, taht’s the main one.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

That really stinks! I was going to ask you how much of your grade it was worth, but you answered that already. I don’t know what to say to cheer you up, but just try to relax and focus on making great grades the rest of the semester. Try not to stress too much about it though, because that will cloud your mind and keep you from doing your best! I know it’s really upsetting, but since he’s not willing to let you re-take it there’s not much you can do 🙁 Just be the best student you can be for the rest of the semester and you should come out on top!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s awful! 🙁  I don’t have any advice, but good luck in the course, and I’m sorry you have to deal with this.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@ Labor – Ugh.. vague teachers are the worst. Also, teachers that mumble and get way out in left field and off-topic are bad too. It’s hard to take good notes or figure out WHAT exactly they are supposed to be teaching you.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I understand why you wouldn’t take it further…it sort of sounds like he’s being nice about it and not reporting it even though he could be a jerk and do that. See if it’s possible when you report the other guy who was using his laptop if you can talk him into either giving you an extra credit assignment or taking a different, harder test? I know if you get straight A’s for the rest of the semester, it won’t be an issue, but the lower grade will be on your transcript, which is a bummer.

Sorry this happened! How in the world did he see you using your laptop but no one else?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with a PP about talking to your advisor. It was an honest mistake and not cheating so at the very least, your teacher should just give another test covering the same material. Especially since he has allowed use of computers in the past. That sucks…but once you talk to your advisor, you will have a better idea of what to do going forward.

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