Category Archives: Entitled

It’s Saturday night but I expect an answer

Background provided by Instructor: It is near the end of the semester and I emailed all students who have missing assignments, urging them to get those in for reduced points. One student emails on Saturday evening to say she is … Continue reading

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How dare you take off points because I didn’t do the paper!

Background provided by Instructor: I received this email from a student after the class ended when they checked their final grade (C). They lost points for never doing the final paper. They had received many reminder emails, including the opportunity … Continue reading

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How dare you take off points for being late!

An instructor sent this email they received from a student: Student’s email: Hey, im writing about my participation: like I said, I think its unfair to cut points just for being late, you didn’t even ask why? And I had … Continue reading

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I’m on a cruise…back later

Background provided by Instructor: I taught a short online course that took place over three weeks between the semester break. All students were informed ahead of time that the course is a typical 15 week class condensed into just 3 … Continue reading

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I get to tell you how to teach online – even if I don’t do anything

Background provided by Instructor: I teach an online course and the requirements for log-on time, my office hours, office location, phone number, etc. are all in the syllabus in several other places, such as in the Start Here link or … Continue reading

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I know how to grade

Background provided by Instructor: The students were assigned a computer project, which was posted two weeks before the deadline with a grading scheme. They were required to send a milestone to us after a week to receive some points; there … Continue reading

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How dare you accuse me

Background provided by Instructor: I am always amazed by the emails from students…how brazen and entitled they are…. and their tone. In this example of an email reply from a student, I had given the student only partial credit (a … Continue reading

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I should get an A for studying

Background provided by Instructor: After taking the last exam, this student has realized she will not be receiving an A for my class.  The final grade is based on several short writing assignments, and three exams (which were weighted higher … Continue reading

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I have to have an extension

Background provided by Instructor: Yes, it is the end of the semester and here come the emails from my students asking for another day, two days, or even a week after the semester ends in order to finish their assignments … Continue reading

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I will tell you how to grade my assignment

Background provided by Instructor: I allowed a student to redo a writing assignment that was done incorrectly. The student did not follow the directions at all, and rather than give her zero points, I gave her the option to redo … Continue reading

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