Posts Tagged 'bad grades'

Ask Writista: Why Wasn’t My Professor Impressed with My Paper?

question_markDear Writista,

I’m an honor student who tries to make my papers the best they can possibly be. I use the dictionary and thesaurus to make my work different and to show that I have great ideas that are a cut above the rest. But I got a C on my last paper! My professor even wrote “unnecessarily complicated” on it. What happened?? I’ve never had this problem before. I thought I was doing a great job! – Confused Cedric

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5 Reasons Why Students Write Bad Essays

 examsIt’s really easy to fail essay exams. I’m not talking about those exams in which you’re only asked to give your opinion (ex. “What do you think about Barack Obama?”). No teacher can fail you on those because you have the right to free speech.

I’m talking about the essay exams that require you to cite facts (ex. “Explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the French colonies of Southeast Asia”). This is the type of exam that students fail regularly, and I’m going to tell you why. Continue reading ‘5 Reasons Why Students Write Bad Essays’