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Research Quality- Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate Politics-
Errand Runners- Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessD+ Education Quality-
Faculty Accessibility- Useful Research-
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingD
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB- FriendlinessB+
SafetyA+ Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spendingB+
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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Unknown (This Major's Salary over time)
First, I am not flunking and have never flunked any courses at NU. My lowest grades are B's. So this is not one flunked-StudentsReviews.

I filled out a grade appeal after struggling with a professor I felt was not grading my assignments fairly (if you've ever had a professor who graded your work based on his personal beliefs other than following the school's guidelines, then you probably know what I mean). Of course, the school didn't approve of the appeal. After this, I realized the two professor's I've had are saying similar things as the previous professor regarding my work (even though I follow THEIR rules for the assignments) and giving the same grades. I wouldn't mind calling this a coincidence if for the past four years I've been in college I hadn't received the appropriate grades for the SAME type of assignments (writing activities, journal entries from reading assignments and comments on students' stories). And I know I'm still a hard working student and if anything, I've made much improvement. So, what exactly could be going on here? Now, the advisers and student services are excellent in contacting me when I have question about something. So are the professors. But it seems to me like the professors from this program are going overboard with their expectations on how students need to answer to each other's work. Sometimes, it almost seems like if you don't see things their way, then you're wrong. I had one professor who even when I would follow his suggestions on commenting would not be satisfied, and probably wouldn't be even if I was to give the very answers from He'd come up with. It was like a child asking why why why why why every you answer a question. I'm currently taking a course in which the professor is behaving similarly and I'm wondering, is this my punishment from the school for filing an appeal or what? For the MFA program, I'd recommend another school.

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