I got the permission slip for my professor to sign, allowing me to record the class. I thought that was it, after she signed it I would be able to record the class; maybe she would say I needed the rest of the student’s signatures too, but they’re all very nice, I think they would have signed.
I talked to her before class started so I could ask her to sign, but things didn’t go as well as I planned. She told me I should have done that at the beginning of the semester, like we had talked about and I couldn’t just do it now. I didn’t know what to say, that was not the reaction I had expected; my advisor never told me it was too late to ask now. I also told the professor I hadn’t done anything because I thought I would be fine, but I was getting lost and was missing assignments she gave us. I was told we would talk about it after class and I couldn’t record the class yesterday. We went inside, she started the class and that was it.
I was furious and I’m pretty sure she could see it in my face; I sit in the very front so she could see my face and knew how angry I was, but I didn’t say another word. Class went on as usual, she talked, I took notes, and then we split out into our groups for the final exam.
When she discussed our homework for next week I did my best to write everything down, I think I wrote down the assignments a few times on the page. As I wasn’t able to record it, I asked the professor if what I wrote down was right. I also asked her about what I could do about recording the class and this time I was told I could record the next class.
I’m not really sure what brought this change and I don’t know if that just goes for next class or for the rest of the semester, but it’s my right, I have permission from the university and that should be respected. I just want my rights and what I deserve to be respected.
I do have to mention that yesterday I found out that I got a good grade on the exam, I got an A! So I am learning, but I don’t want my attention and retention problems to have a negative effect on this.