Tutor Gave Me Bad Advice On Assignment Criteria Watch

Rawkuss
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#1
Hi,

Not sure if this is the right section, Moderators, please feel free to move.

I had a month to do 3 pieces of coursework so finished one early to get ahead, took 2 weeks. A different lecturer gave a lecture and told us the criteria. I handed it in early and then 4 days later the usual one told us the opposite in a lecture.

It's the first year so counts towards nothing, but I don't want to get referred and have to resubmit after wasting two weeks. I have a recording of the lecture and checked what was said.

So, do I leave it and hope for a **** grade - I don't have time to do a new one from scratch and feel begrudged having to do a second essay for one assignment or do I speak up now?

Cheers
1
reply
PhoenixFortune
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 week ago
#2
(Original post by Rawkuss)
Hi,

Not sure if this is the right section, Moderators, please feel free to move.

I had a month to do 3 pieces of coursework so finished one early to get ahead, took 2 weeks. A different lecturer gave a lecture and told us the criteria. I handed it in early and then 4 days later the usual one told us the opposite in a lecture.

It's the first year so counts towards nothing, but I don't want to get referred and have to resubmit after wasting two weeks. I have a recording of the lecture and checked what was said.

So, do I leave it and hope for a **** grade - I don't have time to do a new one from scratch and feel begrudged having to do a second essay for one assignment or do I speak up now?

Cheers
Meet with your usual lecturer ASAP and point out the discrepancies between criteria (taking the recording with you as evidence). You may not be the only student in the class that's followed the first set of criteria you were given.
2
reply
-Eirlys-
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 week ago
#3
You should follow the advice/guidance given to you by the person who will be marking your work. This is also a good time to learn that, even when you finish a piece of work, it's usually good to hold onto it for a bit until nearer the deadline and after all lectures so you can tweak it before submission. I don't think this will be a huge downfall for you though. If there's a student support team for you, it may be worth mentioning that you're being given totally different information between lecturers so that they can investigate.
(Original post by Rawkuss)
Hi,

Not sure if this is the right section, Moderators, please feel free to move.

I had a month to do 3 pieces of coursework so finished one early to get ahead, took 2 weeks. A different lecturer gave a lecture and told us the criteria. I handed it in early and then 4 days later the usual one told us the opposite in a lecture.

It's the first year so counts towards nothing, but I don't want to get referred and have to resubmit after wasting two weeks. I have a recording of the lecture and checked what was said.

So, do I leave it and hope for a **** grade - I don't have time to do a new one from scratch and feel begrudged having to do a second essay for one assignment or do I speak up now?

Cheers
1
reply
Rawkuss
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#4
(Original post by hannxm)
You should follow the advice/guidance given to you by the person who will be marking your work. This is also a good time to learn that, even when you finish a piece of work, it's usually good to hold onto it for a bit until nearer the deadline and after all lectures so you can tweak it before submission. I don't think this will be a huge downfall for you though. If there's a student support team for you, it may be worth mentioning that you're being given totally different information between lecturers so that they can investigate.
Thanks, but writing a new essay from scratch is not "tweaking".
0
reply
-Eirlys-
  • Community Assistant
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 week ago
#5
No it isn't, but for future assignments, it would usually be a tweak to your assignment if you come into new information before the deadline.
(Original post by Rawkuss)
Thanks, but writing a new essay from scratch is not "tweaking".
0
reply
Apachecow
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 week ago
#6
(Original post by Rawkuss)
Thanks, but writing a new essay from scratch is not "tweaking".
Ah come on, if I had an essay in for Monday I wouldn't have started it yet. Loads of time.
0
reply
Rawkuss
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#7
(Original post by -Eirlys-)
No it isn't, but for future assignments, it would usually be a tweak to your assignment if you come into new information before the deadline.
Then I would just resubmit on Turnitin. If that was the issue I wouldn't have started this thread
0
reply
Rawkuss
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#8
(Original post by Apachecow)
Ah come on, if I had an essay in for Monday I wouldn't have started it yet. Loads of time.
What sort of grades do you get?
0
reply
Rawkuss
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#9
Anyway, I heard back from my tutor and she said I don't need to rewrite it, thankfully.
0
reply
Apachecow
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 week ago
#10
(Original post by Rawkuss)
What sort of grades do you get?
I've got a vet degree and a masters.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Cardiff University
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 27 Mar '19
  • University of Portsmouth
    Postgraduate and Part-Time Open Evenings Postgraduate
    Wed, 27 Mar '19
  • Middlesex University London
    Postgraduate Open Evening Postgraduate
    Wed, 27 Mar '19

How old were you when you first saw porn?

I've never seen it (221)
22.97%
Before I was 12 (346)
35.97%
13 (153)
15.9%
14 (111)
11.54%
15 (56)
5.82%
16 (36)
3.74%
17 (11)
1.14%
18 (8)
0.83%
Between the ages of 19 - 25 (15)
1.56%
Over 25 (5)
0.52%

Watched Threads

View All