Friday, July 23, 2010

Good News!

Last week, I had a problem finishing my long essay on the Werewolf Legend. I had a long, hard day at work on Saturday, and I didn't get home until 8 PM, and the essay was due at 11. I worked on it until 11:15, then threw in the towel and went to sleep. I set my alarm for 3:30 AM, got up and worked on the essay until right before I had to leave for work, and submitted it to the prof at 7:50 AM.

I'm a grown-up. I had read the syllabus and knew that the professor didn't accept any late work nor any excuses. I figured even if I got no credit, at least he'd see that I had completed the assignment. When I received an email from him later that Sunday, stating that he was sorry I submitted the essay too late to grade, I was not surprised, but I thanked him and told him I'd do better.

Imagine my shock and joy to see an email waiting in my inbox this morning, saying he'd reconsidered and was giving me credit for the essay (with the addendum, "Don't expect me to ever be this generous again." Duly noted, Sir!) I got tons of points taken off because of the tardiness of my submission, but a 68 is far better than a ZERO.

I firmly believe he did this because I didn't whine and beg like a titty-baby, nor make lame excuses, nor complain to the department head, etc. Whatever his reason, I'm very grateful and VERY determined not to make the same mistake again!

That being said, I'd better get to work on my next essay, due tomorrow night at 11 PM...

10 comments:

SCI-FI said...

Kudos to you for not being a whiner AND for submitting it even if you expected the zero, and much respect to him for grading it on the merits of the work (minus the promised penalties, of course).

Christina LMT said...

I can't tell you how relieved I am. I've maintained a 4.0 GPA for over two years now, and this one zero would have completely derailed that.

Thanks for the kudos, be they ever so undeserved.

Buck said...

Good on ya for taking the shot, Christina. And good on the prof, as well.

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Buck!

Evyl Robot Michael said...

Excellent! Did you even say that you didn't expect to get graded on the essay, or did you leave the prof completely guessing?

Christina LMT said...

I merely explained why the essay was late, but didn't ask for anything. I really didn't expect to get any credit.

phlegmfatale said...

Um,is this the same prof who waits til the last minute to issue assignments?

Christina LMT said...

YESSSS!!!!

The very same hypocrite who STILL hasn't graded last week's assignments. Yet my next essay is due tomorrow night, and I have no idea how I did on the last one, since I've RECEIVED NO FEEDBACK!!

phlegmfatale said...

Perhaps you'll get an opportunity to leave him some anonymous feedback at the end of the school term? What a schmuck!

Christina LMT said...

Phlegmmy, I sure hope so.