Good question. I would tend to say that if I were your professor, I would appreciate it more if I were to know about your concerns before giving the final grades. This way, I could more easily take them into account, for example by being stricter when grading work that was turned in late and a bit more lenient when grading work that was turned in according to the deadlines.Would it be better to wait until I find out what my grade is (it is still possible I could receive the highest grade), or should I bring this to the attention of the professor before grades are distributed?
Please do it now. Waiting would not be a good thing. I agree that you should talk to your instructor about this.Would it be better to wait until I find out what my grade is (it is still possible I could receive the highest grade), or should I bring this to the attention of the professor before grades are distributed?
Good question. I would tend to say that if I were your professor, I would appreciate it more if I were to know about your concerns before giving the final grades. This way, I could more easily take them into account, for example by being stricter when grading work that was turned in late and a bit more lenient when grading work that was turned in according to the deadlines.
It depends a bit on what kind of person she is, but if I would but myself in her shoes, I would prefer to know beforehand instead of receiving what may look like "complaints after the fact".
If you're concerned about it, I would bring it up to the professor right away. I agree that it wouldn't be fair for her to award marks after the solutions have been published, but she may not do that.
Remember there are some unknowns involved. It sounds like you are relying on hearsay evidence that your professor is actually accepting this late homework. Has she said that she will accept it? Has she said that she will award full marks for it? She might just award part marks to keep some borderline students from failing. She could just ignore the work altogether.
We don’t have a specify policy; it’s left to the professor to decide. Her policy was a deduction per week followed by zero credit. The zero credit time has passed for the majority of the assignments.You should also check official school policy on how late assignments are handled.
At my school of engineering it was a 5% reduction per working day to a maximum of 50%, unless a prior written extension had been granted.
Professors couldn't be more lenient than the policy but could be stricter, Some would give a zero for being a minute late.
I’m just a bit anxious about approaching her because in a past experience I had she came off as very stubborn. I was marked off an exam, and showed multiple other resources that demonstrated by approach was valid and I was brushed.Please do it now. Waiting would not be a good thing. I agree that you should talk to your instructor about this.
To avoid indexing. I have peers that use this website, and the last thing I want is my professor to hear that "XYZ" was complaining about you. In short, paranoia.I'm just curious SuperCat... why is the first post you made an image, and how did you make it?
It seems to resemble a screen grab.
No need to reply if you're reluctant for any reason... as I said, " I'm just curious ".[COLOR=#black]...[/COLOR]
As I mentioned in another post, the grades are publicly available. Now I can't prove that anyone is cheating, but once the solutions have been released I believe the assignment should be closed or an alternate assignment should be available.I would talk to her. I would also not assume facts not in evidence when talking - for example, just because a student got homework back with a grade on it does not mean that it will be included in the overall grade.
I don't think it would be wrong in bringing up your concerns, just do it in a non confrontative manner.My Professor's syllabus clearly states that no late assignments will be accepted. Assignments (homework/projects) are worth 40% of the grade. the class is heavily dependent on a curve (the top 20% receive an A).
About 50% of the class has been turning in assignments on time. The other 50% had been informed by their friends that the late-policy isn't inforced. As the semester winds down, they are now submitting their homework assignments.
I feel that my professor accepting late work is unfair since it goes against her syllabus, and the solutions for those assignments have been released (when returning homework the correct answers are marked). This decision negatively impacts the half of the class that has been proactive in turning in work.
Take comfort in the fact that there are other Profs and other courses which might align more with the traditional strict deadlines. This is why I like taking courses who are understood as the ones that "weed out" people who weren't serious / doing the work.Asking for clarification is a better approach than claiming injustice.
Do you actually know that professor is accepting late work? What is your evidence? If the instructor is not applying the class rules equally to all students, and you have evidence that your course grade has been materially harmed by the selective rule enforcement, you have grounds for a complaint. Otherwise, you are engaging in gossip.<snip>