Loose Ends

I have a student challenging her final grade out of my composition class this spring.  She claims she never saw a paper I gave her an F on.  Trouble is, that paper was turned in with all the others of that assignment to higher-ups for review and safekeeping–and I don’t really know how to get hold of it to prove to her that she made an F.  I’ve written the official I sent it to over email and asked that she pull it and send it to my department head, but I don’t even know if that’s possible.  We will have to see.  The girl is very VERY upset she made a C on the class, and I don’t really know what I can do to help her since I feel like she deserved the grade she got.

I’ve dumped it into my department head’s lap and hopefully if the girl wants to discuss it further, I can stay out of it since I resigned.  But we will see what happens.  I really try to not let my personal feelings affect how I handle students because with the bipolar, it’s hard to rely on my emotions, but she was VERY rude in her last email and that doesn’t make me inclined to cut her any kind of break.

2 thoughts on “Loose Ends

  1. I can relate to your comment on feelings. One thing I learned in therapy is that cannot trust my feelings AT ALL. I can’t trust them when it comes to eating, exercising, sleep and unfortunately decision making. I think you’ve done all that you can do for the student. Her frustration is misplaced. Rest easy.


  2. And it’s so HARD to keep your feelings from affecting your judgment with bipolar disorder. That’s why CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is so helpful–helping you reframe your feelings so they don’t affect you as much.


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