My professor delayed the due date for a paper, now due today at 5pm, so she could catch up on our previous papers and send them all back so we could use them on this one. She hasn't yet. This is worth 20% of my grade and I haven't even started. I cannot begin to express my frustration, this is utterly unfair.
It seems like if the whole point of delaying this paper was so that you could use previous feedback from other papers on it, it seems as if perhaps she should delay it further so she can actually give you your feedback.
Can you get started on the paper and then revise it according to feedback when you get your other papers back, so that at least the bulk of the writing/research/citations would be done?
I submitted a completed paper out of good faith, and she blast emailed us a massive apology that she's way too behind right now because of chairing a conference, and also working with a charity group out of Boston where she received a high honor last week. I'll ask her tomorrow during class if it's okay for us who feel that our work was subpar to have the chance of a re-write should our grades come back scary. She's actually extremely nice, but a hard grader. But I think circumstances being what they are that she will be lenient.
In other news, I'm taking this free online course through FutureLearn.com on Hadrian's Wall, and so far I'm enamored with the work that Newcastle University does on Hadrian's Wall. They have a pretty damn impressive PhD program for archaeology and history and their tuition is disgustingly reasonable in comparison to our schools here. I'm thinking that studying in England could very well be a possibility should I choose to go that far. I want to finish my MA first and see how the job front looks here, as well as see what the Navy wants to do with us first before committing to the doctorate, but that may not be a terrible option during the husband's next sea duty. I've chatted a bit with some of the students and faculty through the FutureLearn site, and they're slowing trying to convince me to come over.
Edit: They just dropped the bomb that there's guaranteed housing on campus for international graduate students.