Hooray for flunked term papers!

This is a discussion on Hooray for flunked term papers! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; So, I get my paper back from my prof, a 12 page paper that took me 2 months worth of ...

  1. #1
    Registered User Scourfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    397

    Hooray for flunked term papers!

    So, I get my paper back from my prof, a 12 page paper that took me 2 months worth of research to write, and I get an F.

    My professor says that I did not use any "primary sources." I could almost understand this, except that all of the primary sources on the Ismailites are in freaking arabic; a few are translated into french. Hooray!!!!
    -486SX-20
    -Some random Debian Distro
    -Some version of MS-Dos
    -Day of the Tentacle

  2. #2
    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    1,916
    I'm sure that they're not all in Arabic, and the professor probably would have considered a translation as a primary source as well. If not...why the heck did you choose that topic?
    Away.

  3. #3
    Xei
    Xei is offline
    Registered User Xei's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    719
    "Kill him, it's the only way." -Govtcheez

    Teachers ........ me off too. They think they are always right, and that their decision counts all of the time. In fact, my physics teacher gives us quizes which are extremely difficult, and not what we studied for. So if we study a unit on light, our final asks types of questions which our workbooks never asked... then when the whole class fails she looks at us as if it's our fault... I think she does it because it makes her feel superior since she is so fat that she pants when she has to stand in front of the class (not joking), which makes me want to pick up my chair and smash it over her head or something. Anyways, there are some good teachers, and then there are some real pricks that deserve to be drowned.

    edit: Oh, BTW, she thinks that it's also our fault if 'she' gave us an exam which goes over the curriculum because before an exam she says "Exam 1 or 2!?" and makes us choose a number(no, we dont get to see the exams or anything); then she thinks that is some sort of legal procedure and therefore causes unfair questions asked to be our own fault.

    The way some teachers treat the students makes me suprised that more students don't go postal on them once they reach the end of their rope.
    Last edited by Xei; 05-15-2003 at 05:06 PM.
    "What are you after - the vague post of the week award?" - Salem
    IPv6 Ready.
    Travel the world, meet interesting people...kill them.
    Trying to fix or change something, only guaruntees and perpetuates its existence.
    I don't know about angels, but it is fear that gives men wings.
    The problem with wanting something is the fear of losing it, or never having it. The thought makes you weak.

    E-Mail Xei

  4. #4
    Registered User Scourfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    397
    I'm not ........ed off at my prof. I probably wrote a $$$$ty paper; it just ........es me off that I started research in late october and spent 2 months actually writing the thing. It kinda gets you down

    Originally posted by blackrat364
    I'm sure that they're not all in Arabic, and the professor probably would have considered a translation as a primary source as well. If not...why the heck did you choose that topic?
    It was either that, or chronicle 12 pages of the Fatimid Caliphate under Saladin's rule.
    -486SX-20
    -Some random Debian Distro
    -Some version of MS-Dos
    -Day of the Tentacle

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. the confusing term page file
    By George2 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-30-2008, 07:35 AM
  2. recursion error
    By cchallenged in forum C Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-18-2006, 08:15 AM
  3. keeping track of papers printed
    By pref in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-08-2005, 12:20 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21