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Published on October 17th, 2015 | by Flipside

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Marking “So Subjective” – Concludes Fresher After Receiving Low Grade

English Literature fresher Miranda Binnington-Limpotts complained to friends in her Chancellor’s Court pantry last night, that the grade she had received on her first university essay was unfairly low, before going on to argue that university marking is generally “so subjective and ridiculous.”

Binnington-Limpotts said that she herself would question whether the ‘51’ given to her by one of the English Literature department’s Senior Lecturers, who holds a BA, MA, PhD, and two Postdocs was actually that accurate.

“I just don’t think the marker got it, you know what I mean?” Binnington-Limpotts said, referring to the Senior Lecturer’s obvious bemusement at her choice to do a critical comparison of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and the second chapter of Enid Blyton’s Five Go To Smuggler’s Top.

“Like, he said I didn’t use much secondary criticism to support my ideas; well hello!? That’s cause this was original thought. Like, I don’t think JK Rowling used much secondary material when she wrote Harry Potter and I highly doubt that would receive a ‘51’. And if it did, who’s to say on another day it wouldn’t get a 70.”

“The feedback wasn’t actually that good either now I think about it, I wonder if anyone’s ever brought that up with their tutor” Binnington-Limpotts added, before phoning a taxi to CabVol.

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