Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hellathon Week 4: WT"F"?!

Today I got back my first graded assignment from Barbri, an essay on Torts.

I thought I did a reasonably good job. I expected to pass with a pretty good margin. Afterall, I attended all the lectures, dutifully attended to my outline, and gave back almost verbatim all the rules and elements they told me.

So imagine my horror at the big "F" staring me in the face on the last page of my assignment.

An "F" for fail. Are you kidding me?! Usually I would feel embarrassed about failing something, but instead, I just feel pissed off. Really. Pissed. Off.

Now is not the time for misdirection and lack of clarity! Was my essay really unpassable, or was the grader just lacking incentive to grade more accurately? Did I not pass because I didn't apply IRAC throughout, or just because I failed to do so in one isolated area of privacy torts? Why were vast paragraphs unmarked and only one commented on?

The most frustrating part is that I don't think I'll get any good answers to these questions. There's no one to ask! I go to class and watch a video everyday!

Argh.

3 comments:

pegpie said...

Perhaps they're just messing with your head so you'll study more.

Tammy said...

I agree with Peggy. They don't want you to feel complacent. I remember I bombed that first stupid MBE diagnostic test. Totally demoralizing. But I think they do this on purpose.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Thanks. That helps. But I was still so depressed I couldn't study for the whole day yesterday. If this was calculated to spur students on to study more, it doesn't work!!!