|I wrote "b[n] < epsilon" instead of "0 <= b[n] < epsilon", and the grader noted that as a mistake, even though the first line on the page repeated the definition of b[n]: "b[n] = |a[n]|"|
This reminds me of my AI professor who marked my answer wrong because I didn't circle it. I showed it to him and he proceeded to yell about how he said he wanted the answer circled.
The question was worth 16 points and he offered to give me back 4 points. Every point correlated to a full percentage point of your actual grade in the class. I failed that first exam pretty badly due to his boggling grading.
I think he was thoroughly surprised and embarrassed when I not only didn't drop the class when he told me to, but proceeded to pass his class when he thought I had no chance.
I've made many AIs and I understood the concepts well, but the way he grades shows he didn't care if you understood or not.
|Later a physics prof called me to his office to chew me out for using algebra to solve a simple problem because he wanted to see calculus.|
I'd of chewed him out for using calculus where algebra sufficed.
|So, I think I can’t leave you with just bad stories|
I suppose I always leave it off at bad stories!
One of my best professors was this lively lady named Viktoria that I had for Calculus 2. The sweetest person. Most students had taken trigonometry in college (it's before calc), but I had a high enough score in placements to go straight into calculus. So she made it a point to explain the trig she used when doing the regular calculus problems.
She also HANDED ME BACK a midterm after I handed it to her. She noticed a mistake, eyed it, and gave it back to me to fix.
She was one of the best, rare for a math department. I've had other good professors too, but usually for general education classes, like English.
Though God help us if that Afro-American Studies "professor" I had is still "teaching".. She deserves nothing less than to be stripped of any teaching licenses/privileges.