Perhaps the word may be a little too harsh, but here is some email correspondence I had with a TA. I was requesting some face-to-face time with her to talk about my essay (btw, she doesn’t have scheduled office hours).
Hi (TA’s name),
I just had a few concerns with the handed-back first
assignments and the expectations that were outlined for it.
I would have stayed for your office hours after Wednesday’s class, but I had another class to attend. When would be a good time for us to discuss in person? Please let me know.
Hi Jenny. lets meet after class on Weednesday.
- She can’t spell. Or at least, she can’t proofread her work, even though the latest versions of Safari, IE, and Firefox have the automatic spellcheck feature.
- I suppose she feels that she is above proper grammar usage, shown by her rather unconventional (i.e. wrong) choices in punctuation and capitalization.
- This is proof that she doesn’t read her students’ writing fully. Explains the shitty mark she gave me.
I can’t believe people like that are giving me the grades that can significantly alter my future.