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I thought it was supposed to be anonymous?

I've just read through my grades and one particular lecture has been pretty unfair. In the student handbook for the units it says to include detailed drafts of our work (creative writing) and she sent an email out saying just two pages of drafts (by this point I had already submitted). So I've lost marks because of that, annoyingly.

However, she brought up the fact that I don't attend and didn't have a tutorial. I'm disabled and the uni is very much aware of this fact. I tried to book the tutorial for another time but she never replied, as I had physio at the same time. This is what irked me most, it was such a harsh comment for something I can't control.

I had 6 characters in my play and apparently that was "too many" despite there not being anything said anywhere about a limit of characters. We just had to write a one act play with detailed drafts. No specifications on what should be in it. She commented that I clearly haven't read any plays and that I should read more. I just feel like this is all so unprofessional, especially from a university lecturer.

I'm thinking of emailing the course leader about it, as I don't think it's right.
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(Original post by FloraLaura)
I thought it was supposed to be anonymous?

I've just read through my grades and one particular lecture has been pretty unfair. In the student handbook for the units it says to include detailed drafts of our work (creative writing) and she sent an email out saying just two pages of drafts (by this point I had already submitted). So I've lost marks because of that, annoyingly.

However, she brought up the fact that I don't attend and didn't have a tutorial. I'm disabled and the uni is very much aware of this fact. I tried to book the tutorial for another time but she never replied, as I had physio at the same time. This is what irked me most, it was such a harsh comment for something I can't control.

I had 6 characters in my play and apparently that was "too many" despite there not being anything said anywhere about a limit of characters. We just had to write a one act play with detailed drafts. No specifications on what should be in it. She commented that I clearly haven't read any plays and that I should read more. I just feel like this is all so unprofessional, especially from a university lecturer.

I'm thinking of emailing the course leader about it, as I don't think it's right.
Marking wasn't anonymous at my university but the fact they didn't do anything on the tutorial front to make it accessible and then punished you for it, would definitely be worth bringing up with student support and perhaps your course leader.
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The first two comments may be, although have you arranged with your uni to not attend anything as generally that's still an expectation.

The last comment just sounds like your work wasn't good. It's not unfair to say your work was bad and they be actually given you so me useful tips for next time.
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The first two comments may be, although have you arranged with your uni to not attend anything as generally that's still an expectation.

The last comment just sounds like your work wasn't good. It's not unfair to say your work was bad and they be actually given you so me useful tips for next time.
I accept my work wasn't great, but I don't see how my attendance had anything to do with it. Especially since I'm disabled (mental health and a recent diagnosis of joint hypermobility syndrome), so they're aware that I catch up using what's posted online. I did email the lecturer for this and she never responded, I emailed her a few times. The last time I emailed her was about the tutorial to re-arrange for another time since I couldn't make the one set. It just seemed unfair that the blame was placed on me for something that wasn't in my control.
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(Original post by FloraLaura)
I accept my work wasn't great, but I don't see how my attendance had anything to do with it. Especially since I'm disabled (mental health and a recent diagnosis of joint hypermobility syndrome), so they're aware that I catch up using what's posted online. I did email the lecturer for this and she never responded, I emailed her a few times. The last time I emailed her was about the tutorial to re-arrange for another time since I couldn't make the one set. It just seemed unfair that the blame was placed on me for something that wasn't in my control.
Read my comment. If your work is poor that is in your control. Have you made an agreement with your uni that you won't attend any lessons?
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