I am so very, very extremely massively overwhelmingly FRUSTRATED right now! I just got my second paper back from my deranged Methods teacher and he again gave me a horrid grade. He stated, and I quote “Rebecca, this is a respectable paper that is undermined by your inattention to several major APA formatting and content rules.”
These major APA rules that I am somehow “missing” are things that he specifically told me to do or not do on my previous paper. That paper he said that I did everything wrong on even though I copied the book and the APA style it depicted word for word.
Now I am being threatened by him saying “You really need to buckle down and master the basics of APA style, otherwise you won’t be able to get a passing grade on your final paper”.
Meaning if I don’t somehow, miraculously, decipher what I am or am not supposed to do by all his major contradictions and misrepresentations I may have to take the class again. The final paper is worth a majority of the points in the class and being that he has already given me not one but TWO C’s on my last two papers I would not be very optimistic about passing. I am not a student that gets anything below an A-! Now I am being threatened to fail?
Believe me when I say that I am in the process of composing a very detailed email to the teacher stating my grievances. This is more than unacceptable.