Well, the only thing I can say then is this; If an intelligent, willing, and able student does poorly in your class, perhaps it is the teacher.
Point 1 The missing assignment.
" Maybe if you had approached me and explained why this seemed impossible for you to do at any time at all we could have found a substitute assignment."
I DID approach you and told you of my concerns with the paper, and why it had not been submitted yet. You told me to find a partner from the class, and gave me a due date.
Point 2 The text book.
I also, communicated with you regarding my text book issues. You stated you were going to put an extra in the library, as far as I knew, you never did. You showed up the day of the mid term and made this joke, "So, I was going to bring some extra text books for the class...but I forgot, lol." Put your hands on the podium, cocked your hip to the side, and smiled, like it was cute.
Point 3 The 17/35
My assignment was NOT late, and if it was, it couldn't have been by more than a few minutes. Somehow, when I approached you regarding my ungraded assignments, you instantly got it into your mind that if you missed it, it was due to the assignment being late.
Granted, I never corrected you on this point publicly, because I assumed you would check the time stamp. Nor did I correct you in front of the class on the following point.
I am the one who approached you regarding my late assignments, and submitted them when I had agreed to, with the exception of non-verbal. When you told me in class that I had missing assignments, the ONLY one not submitted at that point was the non-verbal, and I proceeded to e-mail you regarding the fact that you had only graded some, and missed others.
Why would I have approached you about missing assignments, then not submitted them to the point you had to point it out in class? That makes no logical sense.
Again, I assumed you would check the time stamp, since you are so obviously concerned about time. I also think it is rude to correct people in front of others. More so a professor in front of the class, which I would have done anyway, had I foreseen it would cost me my grade.
Aside from that, none of the content of any of my papers deserved a 17/35. I was 20 points shy of an A, well there are 18 of them right there.
So, I approached you several times, you knew my circumstances, I had to remind YOU to grade my assignments, which I started to do directly after you made the comment in class that some of them were missing.
With all do respect, and this is the last e-mail I am writing, it REALLY makes me upset to listen to inaccurate information. You speak so decisively as though these issues were mine alone, and failed to even entertain the idea that you may have been less than on top of things.
I did my job as a student, and I do believe the grade reflects the poor teaching quality. You should know I have never received anything but an A in every single Writing or Psychology based course I have ever taken. I have never encountered problems like this before, in my entire college career, and can assure you will never do so again.
You can tell me how it is my responsibility to be better prepared for the course, but I'm sorry, what more can a teacher ask for than a bright student, willing to learn, excited about the content, and up front about any disadvantage while taking the course. From what I saw from others in the class, I would say I was among the most qualified to even be there.
Bad experience, hands down.
Happy New Year to you too.