June 20, 2008
Clues for the Clueless #5
Hint: if a professor asks you to both email and telephone if there a problem on your exam, and you have a problem, the best thing to do is to email to the email addresses provided as well as call, right away. If your professor doesn’t know there is a problem, s/he cannot fix the problem.
Corollary: if you are having trouble with images loading, and it is Thursday or Friday of exam week, and students have all week to take the exam, and the testing centers are not open on weekends, the likelihood is high that the majority of other students have both attempted the exam and not had the problem you are experiencing. Therefore, it is a high likelihood that there is nothing the professor can do about your problem, it is a technical issue on your end. Calling the professor to report the problem is still a good idea, but keep in mind that asking the professor to fix the problem isn’t going to be helpful. Getting belligerent about the professor not fixing the problem is not going to improve anyone’s blood pressure.