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u/elise_oisen_ Jul 13 '22

As faculty, I’ve been here.

FYI most professors hate giving poor grades to students they view positively. Which is 99.9% of their students.

Like to be candid I’ve had students who have show up to class discussions lit AF and it’s like … but you were trying, and on point, and I can see you downloaded all the readings, and it’s appreciated.

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u/RealLiveGirl Jul 14 '22

In high school my best wrote a full essay and project on the “smiles” of Romeo and Juliet. Explaining all the moments they smiled and why. The actual assignment was to write on the “similes” in the play and how Shakespeare used language. I still crack up about it. Pretty sure they still gave her a passing grade cause she tried, in her own way

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u/RamsLams Jul 14 '22

This is actually genius bcus it would keep you very engaged in the movie bcus you’d have to see the when the smiles happened and you’d have to know the context well in order to explain why the smiles happened- it would be a good assignment to give lol

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u/dsons Jul 14 '22

My senior year of high school I had to write a 7 page paper on a historical figure, I chose the Dalai Llama thinking it would be easy. Wrote the first two pages in the first few days, then left the last 5 pages for the night before for some reason... well I had stayed up all night and kept running out time and was mildy sleep deprived, I ended up turning in a 7 page paper on love and compassion and got a D...

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u/dsons Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

Yea she was great lol, one of those “throw a dart at a map and move there” kind of people, showed me a lot about the world and the mind and how to prepare statements efficiently. Best teacher I ever had actually, it’s amazing how one good one can right the wrongs of the previous mentors and make things click in a new way that sticks forever. (She would have hated that run on sentence) lol

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u/Mitch_Mitcherson Jul 14 '22

I hated that run on sentence. But I forgive you.

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u/ImNotAWhaleBiologist Jul 14 '22

So you’d give them a C to pass?

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u/LoathinLandlordLames Jul 14 '22

I haven’t forgiven him. My disappointment is run-on forever .

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u/WeirdNo9808 Jul 14 '22

I had a professor who the entire essay was to write a final essay over the book we had as as our class text (little 300 page, slightly technical book, but enjoyable reading). Thing is I read it in full at beginning of semester and then didn’t read it again, came to 2/3 of classes but missed last 1/3 because of a summer internship/job. The paper was 30 pages, and really more a deep dive on what 2nd level and 3rd level abstraction you could take on sections. I got about 10 pages in, and broke mid essay to mention I hadn’t reread any of the end of the book since first day, so it’s all hazy to me with my summer work. So I just added 5 pages of rough ideas and takes from it because I didn’t realize it was due a week earlier than I had on my own calendar. Got a C- enough to pass the required course. That man will forever be a G.

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u/dsons Jul 14 '22

He definitely took note of that comment and it helped you tremendously lol

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u/Boner_Elemental Jul 14 '22

Fuck, was that a smile or a smirk? REWIND!

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u/JayQue Jul 14 '22

Uh, I think it was about the written play, not the movie.

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u/Rocquestar Jul 14 '22

They made it into a play too? /s

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u/CatchSufficient Jul 14 '22

My now husband (then friend), did something similar to john swift's modest proposal; he took it quite literally and went into serious detail and math about cannibalistic populations and the like. Our teacher asked the class about the sarcasm used and how it was supposed to reflect against britian at the time.

Husband sank into his chair.

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u/Responsible-Score Jul 14 '22

“Oh uh… mine was also satire!”

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u/LordSobi Jul 14 '22

Mostly unrelated, but this reminded me of this episode of South Park when I was in high school. The one about Christopher Reeves sucking stem cells out of babies to become super man.

Anyways, it just so happened that my next Biology class after watching that episode mentioned stem cells and we had a quiz or whatever about it. I, thinking the sucking stem cells was the satire part, made connections that baby fetus’ were used to harvest stem cells for scientific use and whatnot. I don’t remember the details exactly, but apparently I didn’t think too much about it.

Anyways, the next Biology(!) class the teacher was visibly uncomfortable and told the class in no uncertain terms that baby fetus’ were NOT used in the creation of stem cells for a good few minutes. To say I sank into my chair was an understatement.

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u/animagus_kitty Jul 14 '22

I remember writing a Modest Proposal-esque essay about how slavery, done with lots of regulation and living standards and absolutely zero racism, could be very good for the economy.

In it, I distinctly remember the line, "And for those who disagree, they ought to go boil their heads. We'd be well rid of them if they followed such good advice."

It's probably the only A I ever got in that class. I wasn't good at essays, but boy howdy could I pull off sass and satire.

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u/banoctopus Jul 14 '22

Friend of mine in high school wrote an entire midterm essay about themes of race in Othello without having realized that Othello isn’t white. After the test he was like, “Did anyone else think it was weird that we had to write several pages about race when all the characters are white?” His face when he found out! Still gets me to this day. I just wish I could have read his essay.

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u/Colonal_Dale Jul 14 '22

I didn’t realize Denzel Washington was blind in the ‘The Book of Eli’ until I overheard a coworker talking about it a year after its release. I still feel ashamed.

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u/Dithyrab Jul 14 '22

idk how you could miss that, the whole thing is that he's blind and he has the only braille bible

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u/robophile-ta Jul 14 '22

Isn't that the entire twist of the movie? About the book?

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u/Knull_Gorr Jul 14 '22

Othello isn't white?

JK I know Othello is The Sisko.

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u/malech13 Jul 14 '22

Othello is a battle of Black and White. I don't see the problem.

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u/Gibborim Jul 14 '22

Yes, the game was named after the play, for exactly the reason you stated.

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u/WeirdNo9808 Jul 14 '22

In a situation as long as a student takes it serious and makes like a serious attempt/effort at the base material I feel it’s a wash. I wish we had way more “write about a couple in XYZ, no matter what, but really try” pieces. Our teacher allowed us full reign and me and my buddy did in-depth, very technical essays on separate NFL players careers.

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u/Knull_Gorr Jul 14 '22

Pfft you've got nothing on me. My high school class was assigned to read The Crucible and write an essay. Well I'm stubborn and happened to be watching the Nightmare on Elm Street series at the time.

So somehow I got crucible and crusifix switched in my brain and wrote an essay that was totally wrong. I should have failed out of the gate but I think I got a B, maybe a low A.

Helps to be friendly to your teachers I guess. But I doubt she would have thought of me as a friend. Also helps if your sister is legitimately friends with the teacher.

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u/r0ck0 Jul 14 '22

I did the subject "Music Technology" in high school... so over 2 years, we're purely focusing on music technology alone, not music in general.

Teacher told us all to do an assignment on "any aspect of music technology", he didn't care what anyone picked beyond that.

A girl in my class picked the subject: Beethoven

...and no, she didn't write about ye olde "technology" around his time. She just wrote about his life + music in general.

I don't think the teacher failed her, as after all... she was deaf herself.

But it was still funny that she'd pick Beethoven, considering the whole class (for the entire 2 years) was literally called "Music Technology", and that's all we did in it.

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u/291837120 Jul 14 '22

"Hmm.. this person fucked up the prompt but... Beethoven used a piano... that's technology... It's readable and the syntax is correct... sure, whatever, pass" - the teacher

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u/W8_A_minuteChester Jul 14 '22

I had a friend write an essay about "Youth in Asia" instead of Euthanasia, her first semester of college. Professor graded her on the merits of her essay on the topic she thought she had so I think she got a decent grade haha.

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u/Ratatoski Jul 14 '22

Omg I saw youth in Asia as a joke in Ali G a long time ago. Hilarious that it actually happened.

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u/Mitch_Mitcherson Jul 14 '22

Did we have the same professor? Because one of mine talked about a student doing that, and it's kind of wild if more than one person made this mistake.

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u/VLC31 Jul 14 '22

Nah, I don’t think it’s probably that weird at all. A lot of people probably have never heard the word and, unless someone explains what it actually means, it would be any easy misunderstanding although I’m sort of surprised they wouldn’t discuss it with others in their class and perhaps get set straight that way.

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u/f-ingsteveglansberg Jul 14 '22

Probably an urban myth. Imagine trying to write an essay about the youth of the American continent. So that would need to include places like Brazil, the US, Bolivia and Mexico. Kinda tough right. Those places have different cultures and values.

Now remember that the continent of Asia includes Israel, Iraq, India, China, Taiwan, Korea, North Korea, parts of Russia, Hong Kong and Japan.

Where would you begin to narrow the scope of that?

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u/OffTheMerchandise Jul 14 '22

That was a joke on That's My Bush

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u/capitalismisokiguess Jul 14 '22

To be fair I can see this happening at least once.

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u/ThneakyThnake808 Jul 14 '22

Friend of mine was in a punk rock band in high school called youth in Asia. They played at small bars in northern Japan for a while

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

This is so wholesome. Bless her heart.

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u/thedesktopstinger Jul 14 '22

Similarly, during my high school career ceramics class, the final was to find a ceramic piece of art and write a paper on it. I just googled something and wrote some shit down about it for the paper. Turns out the 'art' I chose, was a woodfire kiln, I just thought it looked cool. The teacher gave me a 0 for the final which was 20% of the grade. The juicy part of the story is that because our final was a paper, the 2 hour in-class block of time scheduled for the final was to be spent cleaning the art lab. In order to make sure students showed up to clean, it was threatened that if you didn't show up you would get a zero. She freaked out when I didn't show to clean and sent students to find me, they found me hanging with others students at the lunch room. They told me to come clean, I said, "or what?."

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u/LadySmuag Jul 14 '22

FYI most professors hate giving poor grades to students they view positively. Which is 99.9% of their students.

I had a professor that would automatically boost your paper by a whole grade if you came to his office hours and asked for help. You didn't have to agree with his advice or implement it, but he wanted us to learn to ask for help before the project was due.

Tbh it wasn't until I started working at my current job that I realized what a valuable lesson that was. It's a good thing to be able recognize when I don't know something and need to ask for guidance; struggling through isn't always the best path to take.

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u/5oco Jul 13 '22

Same..I teach high school and effort plays a large part of how I grade.

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u/Revenge_of_the_User Jul 14 '22

i used to chat during lectures all the time back in Social Studies in highschool. Teacher tells one kid to can it and he returns with "you never tell /u/revenge_of_the_user to stop talking! and he talks loud!"

"yes, but he's always on topic!"

just show you're listening and putting some effort in and (god willing you have a teacher that isn't bitter af) and that's typically enough. once you establish that with your teacher, you have some wiggle room.

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u/WaterGypsy47 Jul 14 '22

Was once told by my sophomore history teacher I wasn't allowed to answer questions after a certain amount because no one else was answering.

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u/Revenge_of_the_User Jul 14 '22

i can understand that; but consider the perspective from the teacher:

the teacher isnt looking for the right answer. i mean, they are but they're also managing a bunch of kids and they have to have some measure of each child.

basically - if only one student answers, right or wrong, the teacher is only getting feedback from 1 out of however many students theyre teaching. which isn't as helpful as an eager, informed student might think it is.

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u/WaterGypsy47 Jul 14 '22

Oh no I completely understood. The teacher liked me because I engaged and paid attention. That was my point that in I forgot to mention.

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u/-Butterfly-Queen- Jul 14 '22

I got kicked out of class once for talking but we were just trying to clarify what the professor said to each other. We tried to apologize and explain but the professor wouldn't hear it.

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u/Revenge_of_the_User Jul 14 '22

some teachers just suck; you find inflexible people everywhere.

parents and teachers have similar roles - and both requires a certain level of mutual respect and compromise.

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u/bobby_myc Jul 14 '22

Hopefully not math or science.

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u/5oco Jul 14 '22

No, programming and web design. Honestly though, the same should apply to other subjects too though. If you're math problem has 5 or 6 steps to solve it and on the last step, you forget to carry over a negative sign or something, they should still receive partial credit for the question. Being too strict with pass and fails discourage students from trying and encourages cheating. If the students are afraid to fail they'll be afraid to try anything.

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u/idle_isomorph Jul 14 '22

When i topk precalculus that is how it was. I aced the exam but had almost no actually correct answers.

But all my mistakes were simple addition/subtraction type mistakes (i am genuinely terrible at arithmetic and now teach grade 4s, who almost universally are faster than me at such things).

Since the class was calculus, not adding and subtracting, i still got credit for all my correct use of the formulas and whatnot, so i got an A, even without correct answers. Prof even encouraged me to consider a math degree because of my aptitude. It was really eye opening for me, because being sucky at arithmetic made me think that math couldnt be a thing i was good at.

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u/EveryFairyDies Jul 14 '22

Explains one of my tutors. We had an... interesting relationship over the 3 years and various classes I had her! I used to give her shit by referring to her as ‘Doctor’, which she was, but a doctorate in music, and she hated being called Doctor. We had fun, she was great. I got one of my highest marks on a paper I did for her which basically outlined exactly why the subject she tutored us in, but didn’t design or lecture on, was absolute crap. She agreed. Good times.

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u/trekkiegamer359 Jul 14 '22

My mom got top marks in college for a poem about how she hates writing poems.

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u/JDolittle Jul 14 '22

I once got an A on an essay I wrote in high school explaining why I refused to do the assignment that was given.

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u/myarmadillosclaws Jul 14 '22

Why did you refuse?

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u/JDolittle Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

The assignment was to write our own eulogies. I felt that was incredibly inappropriate as it is something that is supposed to be written both by someone else and after death. Maybe if someone is dying they might want to write something for themselves, but the whole write your own eulogies as teenagers thing was something I was very much not ok with and explained how it was against my personal beliefs and how inappropriate the assignment was.

I fully expected to get an F for refusing to do the assignment, but I was a good student so I put in writing my reasoning so it wasn’t just not turning anything in. Plus, I wanted the teacher to know how disgusted I was with the assignment. Instead of the F I was expecting, I got an A for making a compelling argument and standing up for my beliefs. IMO, it was a terrible assignment, but she was a good teacher.

I was not the only kid who had a problem with the assignment, but I was the only one with the guts and nerve to actually say no and refuse to do it.

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u/Probablynotspiders Jul 14 '22

That's fucking awesome!

You're right about how fucked it is you have a teen write their own eulogy...but how much more fucked would it be to have you write a peer's eulogy!?

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u/JDolittle Jul 14 '22

That's fucking awesome!

Thank you!

but how much more fucked would it be to have you write a peer's eulogy!?

Not only would I have not done that either, I would have made a much bigger more public ordeal out of it to make sure no one wrote about me. I would probably have escalated that all the way to the school board and/or the press (it was before the internet was much of a thing) if it wasn’t stopped before the assignment was done. It wasn’t the first (or last) time I took a stand about something in school… I knew how to make some pretty big waves when I needed to.

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u/Nevergiveup_87 Jul 14 '22

I got one for an impromptu speech on how much I hate math! It was my best grade in that class lol

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u/Rock-n-Roll-Noly Jul 14 '22

My final for English 102 in college was to write an essay about how the class helped us gross as writers or something. My whole essay was about because I got A’s all semester on my papers, and the timing between this class and one of my other classes that had tests on the same day of the week each week, that English 102 was actually a detriment to me as a student, because writing the papers took time away from me from studying for my other class.

I got an A on the final.

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u/jemidiah Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

I had to fail a hard-working, engaged student last semester. It felt terrible. They were just completely unskilled at the material, despite trying really hard. They were fairly close to a D, but I couldn't in good conscience give even that to them given their abysmal performance on the final exam.

The absolutely overwhelming majority of students who turn in every assignment pass. This was one of the rare people who are just that bad at the material. Always sad to see. They should almost surely switch majors to something less technical. (I hinted as much, as gently as I could.)

I've had a few similar students over the years. It's painful at the time, but I'm actually fairly hopeful they'll do alright in the end, since being responsible and hardworking is like 90% of what employers need. Maybe they won't be senior engineers, but whatever.

It's the students who are totally aimless emotional wrecks that I really worry about.

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u/dragunityag Jul 14 '22

FYI most professors hate giving poor grades to students they view positively. Which is 99.9% of their students.

Well that explains the B on an essay I got that I completely BS'd the night before it was due.

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u/Irrepressible87 Jul 14 '22

I had to do an essay on Heart of Darkness, and due to some life crap, I wasn't able to actually read the book, but cobbled together an essay based off various synopses and guides the night before the due date.

Got an A, but with a note attached from the professor that said "Irrepressible, I know for a fact you didn't read this, because it's the only paper you've done this term that didn't pick some bizarre tangent to go out on."

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u/Deathboy17 Jul 14 '22

I find that absolutely hilarious, as someone known for bizarre tangents but utterly hating writing papers because following the essay structure never actually made sense to me.

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u/CharliePixie Jul 14 '22

I once asked a lit professor why she gave me an A for the semester when I knew I didn't deserve it. We only had to read 3 books the whole semester and deep dive on each of them. I couldn't finish the second, so i did badly on a full third of the class. She said to me "When a student who does good work flubs like that I just assume something was going on and give them the benefit of the doubt."

I admitted to her that the problem was that I found the book too boring/badly written to finish, and she looked taken aback. I wish I could tell her now that despite that, one of the other books from the class I loved so much that it still sits on my bookshelf now, 16 years later.

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u/elise_oisen_ Jul 14 '22

Awwwhhhhggg !

In all seriousness—if you can find a current email for her, please consider sending a quick note? Like, even just a screen shot of this comment 🙈 I’m just so sure she’d be happy to know that a decade and a half out, and you’ve still got that book on your bookshelf.

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u/CharliePixie Jul 14 '22

I might! unfortunately I don't remember her name, and i don't think she was tenure track, but she definitely have been the only historical lit teacher at my podunk college, so i should look up the current faculty roster.

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u/Empatheater Jul 14 '22

this really resonates with my experience both from the teaching side and as a high school student. a formative experience for me was when one of the 'straight A' top students - who was inarguably obnoxious as well as smart - turned in a 6 page paper when the directions said 5 pages max.

The teacher had even made a point that if it was too long it would be worth no points. This student thought she would be the exception since her paper was so good. She got a zero. She cried in class, and this was like 9th grade so it was a big deal.

Most people felt bad for the student or made fun of her for crying, but my focus was on my teacher. I thought the lesson my teacher was teaching was way more important than any grade - even at that age.

edit to add: this girl was fractions of points from being top 2 in my graduating class so it is actually possible that her ignoring the directions in freshman english cost her special graduation honors 4 years later. even I feel a little bad for her for that, lol.

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u/HaloGuy381 Jul 14 '22

Wait… most professors view their students positively? And not as playthings to torment at their leisure? Someone call whoever does the hiring for engineering department here, they missed the memo and thought it was mandatory to have at least 50% of the department be sociopaths.

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u/AdamantEevee Jul 14 '22

If 50% of the people you meet are sociopaths, maybe you are half a sociopath

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u/HaloGuy381 Jul 14 '22

50% of the department professors, not the people I met. Some professors were universally or near universally hated for being assholes by the students, on top of extreme failure rates they were rather happy about.

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u/Outistoo Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

Shoutout to Raylan!

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u/yassodude Jul 14 '22

I find it funny how all the replies are from film/art students etc., because literally none of this applies to pretty much any STEM field. We had a CS prof in 3rd year of uni who would give you a 0 if your code didn’t pass his obscure unit tests literally without bothering to look at your work, and y’all out here talking about getting Bs for submitting the wrong paper lol, no wonder film students seem so happy

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u/JoeDirtTrenchCoat Jul 14 '22

Being liked by the person grading you is usually (at least) +1 grade level. For a lot of professors that can be achieved by being moderately engaged, showing some interest, and being friendly. I think a lot of professors/teachers try to shoehorn this into some kind of meritocracy by talking about giving grade for effort.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

Jokes on you, OP. Emperor of Time is a 5-minute short film.

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u/I_NEED_YOUR_MONEY Jul 14 '22

some 5-minute shorts are more of a chore to watch than The Emperor's new groove.

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u/VirtualPen204 Jul 14 '22

I'd argue all of them, because Emperor's New Groove is never a chore.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

You should look up my favorite short film, La Jette (1962), most likely free online. French, super experimental sci-fi, later remade in the US as 12 Monkeys.

Edit: found it https://youtu.be/fU99W-ZrIHQ

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u/D-S-S-R Jul 14 '22

“Some”

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u/TallyHo__Lads Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

A three page paper is literally nothing, and there is a lot that you can pull out of a five minute film. In fact, that’s probably the point of the assignment. It makes you look at it in a different way.

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u/rexwrecksautomobiles Jul 14 '22

Yeah, but you get to watch Emperor's New Groove again, so that's a win.

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u/robberviet Jul 14 '22

But watching Emperor's New Groove is a good way to spend time...

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u/garoo1234567 Jul 14 '22

There was an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen where they were supposed to make biscuits but one guy heard brisket. Also made the cut. Imagine losing to a guy who made the wrong thing

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u/psychologyFanatic Jul 14 '22

If I'm not mistaken it was because he had a heavy accent, and it was a Very well done Brisket. The prompt was Biscuits and Gravy, and he heard Brisket and Gravy. Imagine loosing because of a genuine mistake even though you gave it your all.

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u/ghostofastorm Jul 14 '22

I remember getting really upset when he first realized his mistake because that was just heartbreaking to me to lose an opportunity like that just because of a miscommunication or language barrier.

I was so relieved that Simon pulled him through the round.

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u/mrsegraves Jul 14 '22

It helped that the guy who got cut thought that a dish like biscuits and gravy was below him... And then made bland, shitty food lmfao

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u/ProfessionalBus38894 Jul 14 '22

As someone who loves biscuits and gravy i almost never order it at restaurants because I am almost always disappointed because places turn out bland boring biscuits and gravy

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u/gahidus Jul 14 '22

In the episodes filmed after that one, Alton Brown actually started describing the dishes that he was mentioning so that it didn't happen again.

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u/KayD12364 Jul 14 '22

That is a good idea because. Even if you dont mishear the name. It might not be a name you are familiar with. Your area or region might call it something else.

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u/throwrararasputin Jul 14 '22

I mean a good brisket takes ages. Pretty impressive he made one in the time it takes to make biscuits

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u/shitposting_irl Jul 14 '22

he didn't even make a brisket, it was actually pork belly

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u/smrgldrgl Jul 14 '22 Silver

He didn’t even make pork belly it was actually just biscuits

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u/homeguitar195 Jul 14 '22

He didn't even make biscuits it was actually just brisket

circle complete.

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u/heyyouyouknowu Jul 14 '22

Doing the lords work here 🙏🏼

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u/barder83 Jul 14 '22

I'm sure they were very confused when they thought the challenge was to make brisket and gravy and yet there was no beef in the cooler.

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u/Chiyote Jul 14 '22

There is no way it wasn’t staged. The judges just stood around for 4 hours while some dude makes biscuits. Sure.

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u/hjschrader09 Jul 14 '22

You'd think when he pulled out a huge slab of meat instead of flour someone would've been like, yo what are you doing?

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u/CactiDye Jul 14 '22

IIRC, they did notice right away something was wrong when he grabbed ingredients but they went with it.

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u/Redxmirage Jul 14 '22

Yeah he noticed after he left the pantry and looked at the other peoples carts and was like wait

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u/ghostofastorm Jul 14 '22

He realized it right away if I remember correctly. I think Alton told him to just go with it because there wasn't anything they could do after the grocery run.

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u/ylcard Jul 14 '22

Trust the plan man

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u/Sashieden Jul 14 '22

The process.

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u/8tCQBnVTzCqobQq Jul 14 '22

The secret family recipe

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u/garoo1234567 Jul 14 '22

Oh maybe that's what it was. It's been a long time since I saw it. You could be right

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u/Minty8410 Jul 14 '22

I love cutthroat kitchen and this guy was awesome. Simon was like you made the wrong thing but this is still delicious so it's okay

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u/Kandlish Jul 14 '22

I believe that was the point when Alton started not just naming the dish, but also describing it.

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u/ohmaj Jul 14 '22

It was.

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u/SuckerForFrenchBread Jul 14 '22

Conversely, reminds me of the time a guy mispronounced "Achilles" as ATCH-illys instead of uh-KILL-ees on a fully solved board on Wheel of Fortune.

They didn't let him have it though.

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u/2b1d Jul 14 '22

Just looked it up. I'd be beyond pissed. Like getting up and walking out of the show pissed

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u/Astro4545 Jul 14 '22

Agreed, getting it wrong because of pronunciation would’ve drove me nuts.

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u/147896325987456321 Jul 14 '22

To be fair, his brisket and gravy looked really well put together. I was impressed.

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u/dksdragon43 Jul 14 '22

Loose: To unleash, to release.

Lose: Suffer defeat, misplace.

It was in the comment you replied to, come on pychologyFanatic!

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u/ahumanbeings Jul 14 '22

I remember this episode, I haven’t seen it in a while but I believe the guy who lost had a whole rant about loosing to someone who made the wrong dish

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u/bozeke Jul 14 '22

I haven’t seen it, but what are the chances sad guy could have made decent brisket in the time it took to make biscuits and gravy? If anything, the mistaken guy did extra credit.

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u/Popular-Ad6645 Jul 14 '22

Biscuits and gravy 2 hours max Brisket 16 hours… how does that even work?

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u/ScumHimself Jul 14 '22

I didn’t see the show and I know the best way to cook a brisket is low and slow, but there are some options. ei. Sear and pressure cook and sear again and possible use a small portion of the brisket.

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u/Chicarron_Lover Jul 14 '22

Exactly what I was thinking!

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u/I_NEED_YOUR_MONEY Jul 14 '22

do those cooking shows not provide ingredients? like, if i'm asked to make brisket, and my station is stocked with buttermilk and flour but not beef, i'm probably gonna figure it out.

and if i'm asked to make biscuits and they've provided me with brisket, i'd assume i heard wrong and cook the brisket.

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u/bad113 Jul 14 '22

In this show, they have a pantry in which they have a limited amount of time to select their ingredients. The only things provided are basic kitchen staples

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u/garoo1234567 Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 15 '22

This one has a stocked kitchen that they have 2 minutes to raid. The look on the guy's face when he got back to his station and saw that he chose completely different ingredients thab what the other guys got was pretty funny

Edit: spelling

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u/Snarkybish03 Jul 14 '22

You have to go into the pantry and get your own ingredients which he did. But it was meat instead of flour and baking goods

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u/downward0 Jul 14 '22

I did a similar thing in 5th grade. I was supposed to write and essay on Martin Luther. I thought the teacher was just being casual with the name Martin Luther King jr. I didn’t fail but I didn’t get a good grade.

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u/Askol Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

That's kinda BS if you ask me - the teacher is asking 5th graders, I think you need to be specifically clear it's NOT MLK.

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u/Shiyeon7 Jul 14 '22

Seeing that there was probably a prompt and the general thing they were learning in that period was about Martin Luther, I would assume it wouldve been straightforward. OP probably didn’t pay attention in class.

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u/cortez0498 Jul 14 '22

Imagine they weren't even in the US, op just googled Martin Luther and it suggested King Jr lmao

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u/SkrullandCrossbones Jul 14 '22

I did the same thing but in Sunday school. Imagine going to church all that time and not knowing you were Lutheran.

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u/ImQuestionable Jul 14 '22

I saw this happen last semester to a classmate that wrote about “The Handmaid’s Tale” instead of “The Handmaiden.” Oops!

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u/ducksnthings Jul 14 '22

I had a World History test in high-school where the writing prompt asked you to explain what caused/the main events of WW1. I had no idea about that but I knew about WW2 so I wrote about that instead. Teacher took off 2 points for “wrong war” and I got the bulk of the points awarded to me lmao

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u/Usidore_ Jul 14 '22

Honestly you should check out the leading events to WW1. The whole shit-show that is the assassination of Franz Ferdinand is straight out of a Mr. Bean movie.

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u/Echelon64 Jul 14 '22

All of WW1 is a huge depressing clown joke.

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u/RegorHK Jul 14 '22

“One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” Otto von Bismark 1888.

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u/garka33 Jul 14 '22

Love that movie - sounds like a great film professor

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u/fokaiHI Jul 14 '22

Don't knock it. Emperor's New Groove is a classic.

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u/Confidenceboost82 Jul 14 '22

Wakes up

"The peasant! At the diner..... He didn't pay his bill..."

Falls back asleep

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u/TekkamanEvil Jul 14 '22

Wrestled you in High School..?

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u/yimii_ Jul 14 '22

Don't tell me... We're about to go over a huge waterfall 😂😂

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u/thickwonga Jul 14 '22

"Bring it on."

cue screaming

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u/mickim0use Jul 14 '22

Why do we even have that lever…?

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u/BigBoiChunk897 Jul 14 '22

Wrong lever!

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u/christherogers Jul 14 '22

A llama? But he’s supposed to be DEAD!!!

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u/Minimum_Cantaloupe Jul 14 '22

You know, in my defense, your poisons all look alike. You might think about relabeling some of them.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

Oh riiiiiiight the poison…

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u/NefariousnessQuiet22 Jul 14 '22

The poison to kill Kuzco.

Kuzco’s poison.

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u/SeRiOuS-JoKeR Jul 14 '22

That poison?

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u/BigBoiChunk897 Jul 14 '22

Gotcha covered

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

I cannot tell you how many times me and my friend in college would be high in dead silence and one of us would say “The poison for Kuzco”

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u/Yarael_Poof200 Jul 14 '22

That poison?

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u/FirstnameLastname11 Jul 14 '22

Bro I still say “I don’t make deals with peasants!” all the time lmao

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u/Anichula Jul 14 '22

!!!My spinach puffs!!! 😂😂

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u/waifupersonality Jul 14 '22

I am literally going to watch it right now because of this post.

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u/No_Neighborhood1987 Jul 14 '22

“Squeaky-squeak-squeak-squeak “

“He said he needs to go step back a little further”

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u/ChickenDelight Jul 14 '22

Fun fact (that I repeat a lot on Reddit):

In the original script, Kronk was a squirrel that Yzma turned into her human servant with a potion, that's why he's dumb and fluent in Squirrelese. They deleted it in a rewrite but forgot to remove the jokes where he can talk to squirrels, which is why the dumb guy can randomly commune with squirrels.

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u/HellonToodleloo Jul 14 '22

Wrote an essay that included the bee movie at some point in college, I can't remember which class but it had to do with something in media. I got a B+ on it.

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u/Broken_Petite Jul 14 '22

Ok that’s great 😆

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u/DarthSamurai Jul 14 '22

I felt this. Was supposed to write a paper about a Roman emperor. From a pre-selected list. Obviously didn't do that. Professor says it was an A worthy paper but since it wasn't one of the pre-selected ones, I could take a B or re-write it. I took the B.

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u/EarthToAccess Jul 14 '22

W professor for doing so, recognizing you did damn good work and still giving proper credit. i’ve heard many horror stories of people who write A worthy papers and fail out because they misheard or misunderstood what the topic was

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u/TheWinStore Jul 14 '22

In high school I had to write an AP Lit essay on a book chosen from a list. I chose Invisible Man, then read The Invisible Man—the H. G. Welles sci-fi novel that is about a quarter the length of the Ralph Ellison missive. My teacher did a metaphorical eye roll in red ink but still gave me full credit.

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u/TheDepressedBlobfish Jul 14 '22

I hope you have read Ellison's Invisible Man since then, It's a great book and is still pretty relevant today

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u/siikdUde Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

High schools are more forgiving. Also probably gave you full credit for that sweet government funding.

In my highschool I knew kids that literally just walked out of school before afternoon classes and just didn’t come back. Had a friend that had over 30 absentees and tardies and still passed. The school kept threatening with letters but never actually did anything. With colleges it’s for profit and private funding so they don’t care if you take it seriously or not because either way they got your tuition money.

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u/jenguinaf Jul 14 '22

I was a good’ish student, solid 3.5’er, could have been higher had I been motivated but I knew I was going to a CC by 11th grade and my grades wouldn’t matter only that I graduated. I straight stopped caring the last half of 12th grade. MAJOR seniorities for multiple reasons. I had moved up to manager at my job and was getting home at 12-1am most nights and had to be at school at 7:45.

Lunch was before 5-6th period and I had 6th off. I started leaving at lunch most days the last few months to sleep before work, I had calculated my credits and knew I was gonna fail 5th period but I would still graduate due to extra classes I took freshman year when I still had dreams of applying to universities. Anyways 5th period was digital media (my fav class and passion but unfortunately I had to prioritize shit around sleep) and me and the teacher got along great, I just didn’t have the energy to engage since I was working so much to save money for when I was in college and I needed to actually pay attention and work hard to succeed. Anyways long story short I basically ditched 50% of the classes and didn’t turn in a final and he still gave me a D. He also never reported me absent. He sorta knew I was working a lot, and I guess he took pity on that. I saw him at a graduation party for a classmate friend right after grades came out and I was so embarrassed and was like “omg you should have failed me!!!” (Cause I knew I deserved it). And he was like “I couldn’t, I had no clue if it would impact your graduation and I just couldn’t do that to you.” Fucking amazing teacher, he passed a few years later and I miss him to this day.

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u/Gold_Floatzel Jul 14 '22

"Cronk! Pull the lever!"

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u/BicyclePoweredRocket Jul 14 '22

"Wrong lever!!!"

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u/entropy_36 Jul 14 '22

Why do we even have that other lever?

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u/Green2Black Jul 14 '22

is that my voice?

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u/Agent_Galahad Jul 14 '22

Kronk, write the essay!

Wrong essay!

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u/Far0nWoods Jul 14 '22

Beat me to it...

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u/Green2Black Jul 14 '22

Kronk**

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u/AtomicTemplar Jul 14 '22

puts c instead of k

"Wrong letter!"

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 Jul 13 '22

Check out Frozen 2010.

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u/curiosa863 Jul 14 '22

Bruh, I watched Frozen and Buried on back to back nights at Sundance that year.

Group of people stuck on a ski lift. One guy stuck in a coffin.

I was good on that genre for a while after that.

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 Jul 14 '22

Hahaha! Would've killed to be there.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

I did this. Tried to stream Frozen not long after it came out, didn’t realise there was another film with the same name. I was a little confused but thought it was maybe going to be the opposite of Enchanted so it would start with real people then magically move to animation at some point later in the film.

By the time the dude fell out the ski lift and was eaten by a wolf, I was 100% sure I was watching the wrong film entirely.

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u/PhelesDragon Jul 14 '22

Better than Frozen 2013.

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u/ThelosSensei Jul 14 '22

Ah, yes, those are depressing as a teacher...

Instead of going this hard, I just give 0 for the "main topic of the essay" since, well... it's just NOT it, but as long as the rest is there past this first mistake, who am I to penalize one's capacity to go deep in something they enjoyed?

Kinda inspired by that one arse of a math teacher who penalized my friend and I inequally for a single-question exam: he did a mistake at the very start, I did one at the very end. He lost 32%, but me, 8%. Was traumatized by it (I was 16) and swore to never become such a person.

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u/fuyuhiko413 Jul 14 '22

That reminded me of a lab I did for one of my classes with another classmate. We turned in the same exact answers, I got a 46/50, she got a 32/50. Our teacher made some mistakes while grading and didn’t grade a bunch of the ones I got wrong as wrong and my classmate was PISSED

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u/DewPointOf80 Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

Depends on the error. Some starting errors just mean that the student solves a parallel problem that’s almost the same as the original, while other starting errors completely destroy the whole rest of the problem. In the former case the student should get mostly full credit IMO, but grading is such a pain and graders don’t want to have to puzzle through a whole parallel solution to a parallel problem, plus the rubrics don’t always address that possibility. Hence the unfairness in grading, assuming your assessment is correct.

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u/Mofupi Jul 14 '22

I've learned this is why you're supposed to write out how you got your solution in math. Because this way you can get points for everything you did do correctly. And a good teacher can better judge if you need additional help/explanations and if so, what kind. Or if you just accidentally read 5.6 as 6.6. And now, sure, your final solution is wrong, but you also used the correct formula in the correct way and calculated everything correctly, so 99,5% of what the question is supposed to test you on, you did correctly, so getting zero out of three points or whatever would be unfair and wrong.

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u/MovieUnderTheSurface Jul 14 '22

this happened to me once. I set up a force diagram wrong, then solved the entire problem, like two pages of work, correctly based on the incorrect diagram. I got a 0. That was a tough class.

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u/EveryFairyDies Jul 14 '22

Kinda sorta similar thing happened to me. Had an essay exam, where we were given two questions that we had to choose from and write about. Despite mine apparently “not answering either one”, it was an incredibly in-depth and detailed relaying of Mozart’s life, so I got a credit make for it.

I based a lot of my info on the movie Amadeus. lol But I was on a Mozart kick at the time, so I did know a lot of factual stuff about him, too. Went to Vienna several years later, thought of this and blushed every time I saw a memorial to him.

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u/badpuffthaikitty Jul 14 '22 edited Jul 14 '22

In grade 11 English I had to write a one page essay on a book just to prove you read it. It was pass/fail grading. I used my brother’s school books. We had to buy them. They dumped TKAM my year. I didn’t read the new book because I didn’t have it. I wrote a one page essay about how horrible it was that our School Board dumped TKAM, because you know. I was the only student to get a 51% grade. Edit: The replacement book was crap. I finally read it.

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u/CitizenPremier Jul 14 '22

To Kill a Mockingbird

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u/RabbitPrestigious998 Jul 14 '22

What was the replacement, do you remember?

I've been doing my HS kiddo's reading assignments, too, and they're still reading some of the same stuff that traumatized me 30 years ago.

Like, seriously? You can't find something updated from The Scarlet Ibis and The Most Dangerous Game? Ugh.

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u/badpuffthaikitty Jul 14 '22

It was some Can-Lit shit they foisted upon us in the early 80s. Unfortunately it was not “Shoeless Joe”.

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u/be-koz Jul 14 '22

Some punctuation would have bumped it to a B.

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u/emeadows Jul 14 '22

Maybe because your lack of punctuation?

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u/sally89_ Jul 14 '22

In 2nd grade, our teacher mentioned The Emperor's New Clothes, and I raised my hand and said, "Ahem. I believe it is The Emperor's New Groove."

And that moment will haunt me forever.

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u/sushifarron Jul 14 '22

One of my middle school teachers mentioned that they once had a student who wrote a whole paper on "Youth in Asia" instead of Euthanasia.

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u/Ferrothorn88 Jul 14 '22

Uh oh.

Don't tell me, we're about to mess up a huge assignment.

Yup.

Sharp grade drops at the bottom?

Most likely.

Bring it on.

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u/HeyMisterWolfgang Jul 14 '22

She should have been failed for lack of punctuation.

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u/M_Bananaz Jul 14 '22

Surprised he got a C given that he apparently doesn’t know how to use punctuation…

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u/HumbleAdonis Jul 14 '22

Did she write it with that (lack of) punctuation? Because that professor was way too kind.

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u/SmllVctry Jul 14 '22

Deduction?

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u/SheuiPauChe Jul 14 '22

How was that deduction? huh?

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u/GarrZillarr Jul 14 '22

I was off due to sickness and my English lit teacher emailed my sister homework, my sister told me “you have to write a paper on a Shakespeare play” I chose midsummer nights dream.

We were supposed to write it about Romeo and Juliet. I told my teacher my sister didn't specify, she just said a play. He emailed her to check and she lied and said she did tell me.

He initially failed me and told me he was disappointed I lied to him. My sister also grounded me for embarrassing her. He came to me a week or so later and said that since I was poorly it's possible I just misunderstood her and then gave me an A anyway.

(I later found out one of the other teachers told him she knew my sister, and she was not a good person and they agreed it was completely out of character for me to lie or to purposefully do an assignment wrong)

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u/DewPointOf80 Jul 14 '22

Wow your sister was actually planning to have you fail that paper the whole time! She’s horrible and hopefully you don’t have to deal with her any more.

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u/ButtonHappy3759 Jul 14 '22

Reminds me of Cutthroat kitchen when the guy made “brisket and gravy” instead of “biscuits and gravy” and they decided to judge him on that dish instead of kicking him out of the show