Thursday, March 23, 2006

complaining

miss totty...the crazy english teacher

Now, before i rant i do want to say that she's a good person, and she probably means well. However, when it comes to teaching English...she just isn't capable of doing it. She goes on and on about stuff that doesn't pertain to english. We've been doing the Holocaust for almost a whole nine weeks, and only parts of what we learn relate back to english. right now we're researching some holocaust information that somewhat...not really...pertains to a book we just read. yesterday we got our archetypal hero papers back. now i expected an 87-90%. my paper was focused, i explained everything in detail, it was organized, and I spent a lot of time perfecting it. I knew i wouldn't be getting an A, but i definitely didn't see getting a 76. That's just horrible. I read through the notes she gave me, since she didn't provide a rubric explaining why i got so many points off, and all the comments seem to say that i didn't explain a quote, when in fact all my quotes were explained. and she said this three time throughout my paper. even if i got points off for that, i didn't deserve to get 34 points off. She questioned a lot of things that were answered in the sentence right afterward. I really want to know why i did so incredibly bad. i definitely worked harder than a C. about 90-95% of the rest of the class got a 65%, which bothers me even more, because only a few people got A's in all four of miss totty's classes. this paper had the requirement of explaining how each hero fit every archetypal requirement, and that's all we were told to do. and i definitely did that, and so did the rest of the class. I can understand us being and honors class and her wanting a little more out of us than what she required, and maybe taking a few off for those who just managed to write what the paper was to be about, but a majority of the people in her classes got C's and D's, when in fact we should've gotten A's, B's and C's. It's pathetic. I want to talk to her about it, but i don't know what to say. :( my grade in english for the 9 weeks is an 81. That's a really low B. It's really bothering me. English used to be my best class. And I'm getting a low B, which would be a C with the old grading scale. :'( we've had like four grades this whole nine weeks. i got a 67/100 (67%) on this, a 19/21 (90%) on our poetry assignment, a 49/55 (89%) on our holocaust picture things and some other grades that i don't know. i could do the math if i wanted to, but i don't. i'm just really not in a good mood right now.

4 comments:

Miles C. said...

:( dont be sad...

...please?

TJ said...

Be glad that your 81% is considered a B at BPHS...at GHS that's a mid-C!!

Lexi Elizabeth said...

it used to be that way. they changed it this year. that's why i am even more upset at myself, for getting technically a C.

Laurel said...

Totty is insane