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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #970 on: September 01, 2012, 12:09:10 AM »
It is so hard to lose a loved one suddenly.  The same thing happened to one of my grandparents, the one I was closest to.  Be at peace.
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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #971 on: September 01, 2012, 10:01:53 AM »
Sorry to hear, Bondo. Always tough.

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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #972 on: September 01, 2012, 11:38:03 AM »
Sad to hear this Bondo. Take care.

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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #973 on: November 23, 2012, 06:28:55 AM »
I had to do an essay for a module of mine about Modern Europe, and the question I picked to do it on was the Cold War entitled "Why Did the Cold War last as long as it did?". I thought it would be interesting to look at presidential elections and transfers of power between Russian leaders and why that kept passing power over to Cold War hawks or at least people who couldn't . However, I was worried that wouldn't quite fly with my tutor (who grades the essays), so I asked her if I could focus on that one particular area of the Cold War and politics of the Cold War and she said I could, that I just need to make it explicit that I was focusing on that one area. So I wrote that essay, making sure I spelled out what I was looking at, and that I was focusing on a particular area. 

I ended up getting a D-, and the main reason for it was because "While the role of leaders in the US and Russia are a contributing factor to the length of the Cold War, it is not the only factor. In order to analyse the essay question to its full potential, you need to address a number of other issues, such as politics (esp post WWII), economies (eg Marshall Plan) the Communist-Capitalist division/tension, nuclear arms race, space race, and economics - one reason is not really sufficient." The essay is worth 40% of my final grade for this module.

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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #974 on: November 23, 2012, 07:35:12 AM »
Sorry to hear that. Perhaps you can talk to her referring to what she earlier had said to you and see if she can change her mind about the grade.
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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #975 on: November 23, 2012, 08:16:13 AM »
How long was the essay meant to be? Hard to picture usefully addressing all those topics unless it was quite substantial.

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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #976 on: November 23, 2012, 08:20:43 AM »
How long was the essay meant to be? Hard to picture usefully addressing all those topics unless it was quite substantial.
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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #977 on: November 23, 2012, 08:31:33 AM »
How long was the essay meant to be? Hard to picture usefully addressing all those topics unless it was quite substantial.

About 1,500 words. We were just meant to go over all the reasons, not really go deeply into them.
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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #978 on: November 23, 2012, 08:48:35 AM »
I don't like this marker one bit. Clearly a total dud.
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Re: I just need to whimper
« Reply #979 on: November 23, 2012, 10:24:03 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that 'Noke. :( I don't know if this is helpful, but your tutor's need for power/control is strong. If you approached her in an apologetic/submissive manner like, "I'm sorry I wasn't able to communicate with you better," or "I'm sorry I misunderstood... but wonder if there was something I could do to make it right." Acknowledging her power over you and giving her the opening to bestow her benevolence could work.


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