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Scourfish
05-15-2003, 04:55 AM
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!!!!

confuted
05-15-2003, 04:03 PM
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?

Xei
05-15-2003, 04:52 PM
"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.

Scourfish
05-15-2003, 11:21 PM
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.