y’ALL YOU WILL NOT BEEEEELIEVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED: k so I found out the reason why I’m “failing” my class, it’s because my TA lost my paper that was worth 40% of my mark. Apparently one of the TA’s misplaced it, and it got re-handed in to the Crim department box 4 days after the due date, which caused it to get stamped that it was handed in 4 DAYS LATE, and everyone in the academic world knows that your assignment get’s 10% deducted from its mark each day it’s late!!!! So I lost a CHUNK of my grade because it was “late” when really I handed it in day of, if anything I was the first one to hand it in. Anyways, turns out I actually got 84% on the paper (not 42% like they originally posted) which boosts my overall grade to a B, which means I’M NOT FAILING, WHICH MEANS I DON’T HAVE TO RETAKE THE CLASS. FUCK the university system, like wtf, I spent a whole 12 hours SOBBING on saturday not understanding how tf I could have done so poorly on that paper. I may do subpar work on exams because I hardcore struggle with text anxiety, but I know for a fact that I can write an academic paper, so to read that I got a 8.4/20 on a paper that I actually worked really hard on blew my f*cking mind. This is wild, this is why if you’re a student ALWAYS double check your posted marks, triple check your exam and the score you got, argue something if you feel like it isn’t right; this system will try to CRUSH you and make you feel like you’re an incompetent POS, when really, they’re just trying to squeeze every penny and energy you have out of you. I have one more final to write, which is actually for that class ....@satan help me get through this horribly stressful time; i can’t wait until i’m finished Uni so I can put all my energy and focus on music journalism.