I'm taking a genetics course and the prof expects us to TEACH OURSELVES 2 chapters a week and do 3 assignments. I have a cognitive impairment and I can't do that. In lecture he doesn't teach us anything as we are expected to already know it, he just reads out key points and says "turn to your neighbor and discuss this." I've asked for assignment extensions as we only get 2 or so days and I can't do it because of my brain injury.
The disability resource office gives us accomodations and prof's are supposed to respect them but he flat out refused to do so to both me and then instead saying I can hand things in with the rest of the class or forfeit my marks.
I don't think it's fair to have to forfeit my grade due to disability...
Would you fight this? It will be ~10% of my grade...
No, it is not entitlement when I am denied a right :)
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This may sound harsh but objectivley the assignment is not totally unreasonable. Self study is a big part of University, everything professors do to help you is generous but not required of them.
A lot of professors have huge classes and additionally do some research, they don't have the time to consider every student individually.
Also if you're in science/engineeirng, you will typically have a lot of students in introductory courses from whom a great won't pass. And professors know many are gonna fail, so they kinda expect a lot of students to be sturggling and don't really care if one falls behind.
If you're one of those classes maybe write him an email saying it's because you have disability that you need some more time but will of course do all the assignments1