Student not writing reviews quickly enough?

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I have a student or two who are not writing reviews quickly at all. As a matter of fact it's been almost two months. One of them recieved a free assignment almost 30 days ago and I haven't heard from them since.

Should I report them or cancel the class? I would typically submit a report but I don't want to totally overreact. I did notify them all how I expected the class to go.
09/05/2011
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Ansley Ansley
It took my mentors and I almost a month and a half (if I recall correctly) to get one review out the door because we were on completely opposite schedules and had a ton of stuff going on---I went out of town, then I got sick, then stuff happened at their place. But, they were always patient with me and never rushed me so long as I kept in contact with them. I think that's really the deciding factor---whether or not the student responds. Sometimes stuff gets stuck in spam folders.

There's a lot of stuff going on in the country right now (and other parts of the world): earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes....the person could have lost their job and/or their internet access.

I would hold off on reporting/canceling the class until you've given it just as much effort as you expect from them. I think three attempts to contact them over the course of a month should do it.
09/05/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
I disappeared for nearly two months with the exact same scenario, but I was the student. A bunch of family problems were happening and I just didn't have the time or chance to get online. I don't know if their situation is similar, but I know it's possible.
09/05/2011
Peggi Peggi
I would probably send them a message and ask what's going on, first. I know that sometimes I like to extensively try out a toy before making a decision. I haven't done this yet for a review, but I know that there have been times where I've purchased toys or items and didn't like it when I first tried it so I kept having to try new things with it, positions and lubes, etc., and finally loved the toy! Maybe they are testing the toy, and don't have a lot of time

There is always the possibility that schedules just aren't matching up. But I can understand why this would be frustrating. I'm trying to pull my reviews quickly while still being very thorough and precise, so that my mentor isn't kept waiting. But, things do come up and I don't get them to her as quickly as I would like!
09/05/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Oh I definitely messaged them a time or two. I am very understanding, but I guess I want to make sure they aren't running off with free product. I did message them and let them know to just simply contact me if there was any issues. I am being very understanding of time, as I have Epilepsy and seizures can put me on bedrest for a week or two at a time.
09/05/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
Oh I definitely messaged them a time or two. I am very understanding, but I guess I want to make sure they aren't running off with free product. I did message them and let them know to just simply contact me if there was any issues. I am being ... More
Oh my...well, as a mentor does it tell you when the product has arrived and whatnot? Maybe they needed to return it and get an exchange of the toy or something? Not sure what to tell you there...that's a very good point!
09/05/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
30 days is a long time not to hear from someone, but I remember when I started out here, how confusing it was to properly convey all the information that was needed for a useful review. At first I had a mentor that stopped communicating once I submitted reviews, but luckily I found a good mentor who gave me extremely helpful tips. I’m thankful to be done with the program though. I would say cansel the class after two months if you don’t hear anything, but all that is up to you of course. I know you mean well, but perhaps don’t allow them to have a free assignment for their first review? Hope I gave you some good ideas. Congrads on being a mentor!
09/06/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Personally I;d give it maybe another week and then either report or cancel them; they need to let you know what's going on! A mentorship is a mutual relationship!
09/06/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by Ryuson
Personally I;d give it maybe another week and then either report or cancel them; they need to let you know what's going on! A mentorship is a mutual relationship!
I agree, give it a couple more weeks, maybe try messaging them again and let them know the situation at hand, or even look on their page and see if an email is listed and try emailing them, and then be done with it. They aren't your responsibility in that sense, you shouldn't have to go chasing after them. I didn't understand the mentor program as a student starting off either, and wasn't sure I'd done it right my first time submitting, but they should've at least contacted you by now. If they haven't there's always a chance there's a reason, but if you don't hear back I'd take it to an admin or something. So they don't get away with free product!!!
09/06/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I tell my students when they start the class that I expect to keep in touch on a regular basis. If I don't hear from a student for 2 weeks I will send a message asking for an update. If I don't hear for another week I will send a message asking them to please contact me, and let me know if there are any issues. If I don't hear for a week after that, I cancel the class. I think a month is more than enough time to expect someone to message me back. If there are some kind of special circumstances, they can always rejoin my class if they would like to.
09/06/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Honestly, I can undertstand 30 days for someone who's new here. I'm still kinda new, but I make a serious effort (meaning staying up until 6AM!) to get reviews done. I've done it more than once because I'm a full time student, I work and I take care of kids and one of them is only 1 year old so it can be hard, but I signed up for this and am dedicated so staying up is nothing. I do it for my writing in school and I'll do it here happily. But I can understand a lot of things coming up at once. Plus if you consider that most people aren't going to be totally in the mood for play every day of the month (especially women around that time, or some of us) and then that plus work and kids takes a week or two. That leaves a person app. 2 weeks to test the toy and I honestly don't think you can fit in enough time with the toy to give an accurate review. I'd just contact them ask them what's up. If they just do not respond maybe take them off your class, but I wouldn't report just yet. Some months I'll get 4-6 uses out of a toy and some I'll get very little and will have to kind of fit it in my schedule. Illness, emergencies come up in people's lives so I'd really give it more than 30 days, but I'd expect a response before 2 months for sure!
09/06/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Coralbell
I tell my students when they start the class that I expect to keep in touch on a regular basis. If I don't hear from a student for 2 weeks I will send a message asking for an update. If I don't hear for another week I will send a message ... More
I do the same. My message to these students consisted of:

1. I rarely give push assignments. (Of course she said she had nothing to review because she already reviewed everything she had, so I made an exception).

2. I expect the review to be written within 30 days and if there are family, health, etc. issues than I am very understanding. Just let me know. I wont go and cancel a class just because. I have a major illness so I understand.

And then I tell them about the rest of the requirements depending on what type of class they are looking for. Sometimes I require 2 reviews, sometimes I require 4 reviews. It depends what they want to get out of the class.

I think I'm definitely not going to offer push assignments until the 3rd or last review - if that.
09/06/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Honestly, I can undertstand 30 days for someone who's new here. I'm still kinda new, but I make a serious effort (meaning staying up until 6AM!) to get reviews done. I've done it more than once because I'm a full time student, I work ... More
Well I'm going to cancel the 100% non-responsive student because that just seems like the best thing to do. I realized it's been a little over... 2 months. I thought it was almost 2 months.

But I did submit a support ticket about the student with the free assignment and I just asked EF to send her a message and let her know she at least needs to submit a review for it. I don't mind her quitting the class, but no one's getting off easy with a free assignment. That's not how EdenFantasys rolls.
09/06/2011
Jo lala Jo lala
Reporting them should be after confronting them. Is there a way you can notify them, perhaps by email? If u have others in the class then you shouldnt cancel just for the few that's slacking, it wouldn't be fair for others who are reviewing.
09/28/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jo lala
Reporting them should be after confronting them. Is there a way you can notify them, perhaps by email? If u have others in the class then you shouldnt cancel just for the few that's slacking, it wouldn't be fair for others who are reviewing.
Each person is in their own individual class, it's not a group effort so to speak. Canceling one class doesn't cancel the class for the other students.
09/28/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I thought I was bad waiting a week to do my review on my first product. Lol. I just didn't know how to go about writing it.
10/25/2011
CrystaCat CrystaCat
O was wondering how quick i should be writting because i only have six or seven reviews done in three weeks how many do you do a week am i slow? Any imput is good in my book thanks anyone can send me a private message
01/31/2012
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