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I just received my grades back for a few assignments in my Microsoft
Word class. I lost 10 points each on two assignments for not using
Word 2010 colors because I have Word 2013.

Now first I feel the college shouldn't be teaching outdated software
but that is a different topic.

The difference in the two colors in question is literally "green"
verses "olive green". I lost an entire letter grade because it was the
wrong shade of green. Like seriously?!?!

Should my grade be a reflection of my KNOWLEDGE (aka being able to
apply color period) or a reflection of what year / color pallet of
word I have?!?!

What do you suggest I do in this situation. I cannot stand to have my
GPA lowered over this non-sense.

2013-02-27
James Holden
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

James, this is another example of bad assessment and bad grading. What the teacher did is
absurd and you are right that your grade should be about your knowledge and skills not
what version of Word that you have. I really cannot add anything to what I have suggested
previously - go up the ladder in your school and if you do not get any sensible response
from the dept. chair, dean ,etc see a lawyer.

 

 

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