College Professor Fails Student For Saying Australia Is A Country, Here Are The Emails Between Them

College student, Ashley Arnold, received a failing grade after claiming Australia was a country.

Ashley Arnold

Yes, you did read that correctly.

That’s right, a college professor failed a student after an assignment called for a comparison between America and any other country. Ashley Arnold picked Australia and received zero points because according to her teacher, Australia is a continent and not a country.

WTF?

Wow, talk about needing a serious reeducation because while this professor is correct about Australia being a continent, it is in fact a country as well.

How does someone not know that? We’ve all heard of Sydney, Australia just as we’ve all heard of California, USA. It isn’t California, North America now is it?

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The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy, according to her LinkedIn, had given Arnold zero points in multiple sections of the assignment because she believed that Australia wasn’t a real country.

Ashley emailed the professor and politely tried to explain that a mistake had been made.

I believe I got zero or partial credit because the instructor said, ‘Australia is a continent; not a country. However, I believe that Australia is a country. The research starter on the SNHU’s Shapiro library written by John Pearson (2013) states, that Australia is the ‘sixth-largest country in the world’ (n.p.). The full name of the country is the Commonwealth of Australia, meaning Australia is both a continent and a country. Therefore, these sections of the rubric should be amended.

The professor pushed back and STILL didn’t understand the error.

I will gladly re-examine your week 2 milestone project report.

But before I do I want you to understand that any error in a project can invalidate the entire research project.

Research is like dominoes, if you accidentally knock over one piece the entire set will also fall.

Australia is a continent; it is not a country. That error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly.

As I mentioned above I will look over your week two paper once again and see if you earned more credits than I gave you.

WOW!!!! Talk about being ignorant.

4 Comments on College Professor Fails Student For Saying Australia Is A Country, Here Are The Emails Between Them

  1. When you look at the definition of a country AND continent, It is not difficult to determine that Australia is both. The correct answer IS BOTH a continent and a country. This would make both the teacher and the student wrong. If the student were to present it in this manner the teacher would be hard up to fail her.

  2. Then as I continued to read I realized she was for real,” Arnold didn’t want to reveal the name of the professor because she didn’t want them taking any unnecessary heat although she did share the person who gave her the failing grade wasn’t a full-time member of the staff. After failing for such a preposterous reason, Arnold decided to email the professor explaining that Australia is, in fact, a country. I believe I got zero or partial credit because the instructor said, ‘Australia is a continent; not a country. However, I believe that Australia is a country. The research starter on the SNHU’s Shapiro library written by John Pearson (2013) states, that Australia is the ‘sixth-largest country in the world’ (n.

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