Pratt By Name ...


By Jonathan Hoffman
December 22, 2011
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Jonathan Hoffman

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:04

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Bela

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:26

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Some hope! The university was complicit. Just signed the petition, though, just in case they see sense.


Bela

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:28

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Ah, but the whole point is that she *isn't* a prat. Prats are usually inoffensive.

(Sorry, edited my post and it moved from its original place.)


KatieCarslake

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 09:17

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This is a non story.This kind of thing happens all the time. The University were right not to allow her to change supervisors. Marxist professors supervise research by right wing students in politics and economics departments all the time and vice versa so why did .she have such strong feelings about the allocation ? What is the point of supervision by someone that feels just like you do ?

The whole point of external moderation is to try, so far as is humanly possible, to get a uniform standard of marking across the academic world. External moderation often results in revised categorisation. The point is to intervene where it is felt the department's marking is too tough or too lax. It happened to me. The department awarded me a first class honours degree and this was moderated down to a high two one.

Between zero and eleven points less than a distinction is not a " poor mark". And eleven points is not a huge change considering the dissertation had been both changed and externally moderated. How many tweaks does it take to make a change ? And why was she allowed to revamp it before the second marking? The university seems to have treated her very generously.

This student seems like a bit of a cry baby to me, whose attitude was poor from the outset. This is as non a story as the MB promises to the Egyptian people story.


Chris Tucker (not verified)

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 10:19

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Oh get a grip Hoffman. The University, which has already declared her supervision to have been exemplary , isn't going to sack her because Jonathan Hoffman kicks off another tedious online petition. Are you addicted to abject failure?


suzanna

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 10:41

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LSE have awarded one of MAP’s partners, Rita Giacaman, an honorary Doctorate. Rita described the award as an “honor not only for Birzeit University but also all Palestinians, and the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance”.

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