Bondith: I DNRTFA, but I want to guess pre-med.*RTFA*Master's-level counselling? Really? So her advice for people would be "If at first you don't succeed, whine and complain and make a nuisance of yourself until people give you what you want"?The counselling profession as a whole is much improved for not having her in it.
dj_bigbird: And, not only did you manage to lose your case, any time anyone googles you, you'll show up as the whiny biatch that threw a tantrum when she didn't get the grade she wanted. Good on ya!
lennavan: A friend of mine caught a student trying to cheat on an exam and reported it to the Dean. There was significant evidence of cheating, the student didn't admit or apologize, instead he lawyered up. The argument in court was not "he didn't cheat" rather it was "yes he cheated but putting it on his record will harm his chances of getting into medical school, so the punishment is too harsh." The kid lost.The best part - the University has an unofficial policy of if you show remorse and admit you farked up, they let you slide with a slap on the wrist punishment and nothing on your record.
arentol: I am sorry, but even if you don't like what she had to say, if she is there and taking part she deserves at LEAST a 30 of 100 in class participation. A 0 is entirely unjustified. Even poor participation should get you at least a 40. A 0 should be reserved for people that don't show up at all.
arentol: If you all would RTFA she was given a 0 for class participation and that was the only reason her grade was drug down to a C+ instead of the B she needed to continue her masters. I don't know what percentage of her total grade came from class participation, but even if it was just 10% that would mean she had a B+ in the rest of the class. The article also basically says that the school has acknowledged she was in class and participating in the class, just not participating in a way that entirely pleased the professor.I am sorry, but even if you don't like what she had to say, if she is there and taking part she deserves at LEAST a 30 of 100 in class participation. A 0 is entirely unjustified. Even poor participation should get you at least a 40. A 0 should be reserved for people that don't show up at all. Saying nothing but at least being there should get you a 10-30. Saying some things but not saying anything that useful should get you a 30-50 (this is apparently where this woman should have fallen). Saying vaguely useful stuff, 50-70. Useful but not insightful things, 70-90, and insightful things, 90-100.Based solely on the article it sounds like she is a bit of a biatch, but she also should have gotten the B she earned.
lennavan: Bondith:Theeeeeeere's the pre-med mindset I've come to expect...from Fark posts, at least.My sole pre-med student would beg for every half-mark he thought he could get, but he was self-effacingly polite and didn't trot out the "I'm gonna be a doctor so you need to give me a good grade" line.Yeah, the stereotype is a bit unfair. I have mostly pre-med students and the majority of them are perfectly fine students. But the ones I remember are the ones that stick out which are mostly the problem students. I had a lengthy complaint filed against me for amongst other things being uncaring, unprofessional and creating a hostile learning environment. He's the one I'll remember. Teehee, "hostile environment." I'll give you 3 guesses as to how well that student is performing in the class (but you'll only need 1!).
IRQ12: I don't think outbursts and swearing are a good asset when discussing abuse with a victim.
Dancin_In_Anson: That's going to look good on her resume
natas6.0: she tried the discrimination against gltb: failshe tried suing: failappealing the fail: more failshowed up to meetings with her daddy: failcomplained she was forced to find a supplimental internship: failshe can't be a licensed councelor..and nothing of value was lost
blugenes: The stereotype exists for a reason.
blugenes: Most of the pre-meds I have dealt with were very polite in earshot of anyone with authority but would rag people out once out of perceived hearing range.
blugenes: They are generally good about not getting caught doing it, and often there is an internal rating system about who to take (easier grading) and who not to take (stricter).
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