Your student is happy with their review, but...

Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
Hello, I was wondering if maybe someone could help with a sticky situation.

I truly enjoy the mentor program. However, I have run into a situation and it may cause me to leave the program.

I have ran into a student who is very happy with their review. However, it is lacking information. I send suggestions and they do not take my advice. I totally understand that everyone's writing style is different and their review should reflect their thoughts and feelings and not mine.

unfortantly, due to them not taking my advice, I am receiving many poor ratings for my editing job. This is very frustrating. I work hard on editing and helping others with their reviews. I spend a lot of time trying to help new comers. To be quite honest, it is time consuming and I often sacrifice my own reviews that need to be done to work on my student's reviews.

I have no idea how to address this type of issue. To be honest, I am considering leaving the mentor program due to this situation.

Has anyone else ran into this? How do you handle it? Any tips or hints of what I can do to make these type of situations better?

Am I correct in thinking that voting for the editor is suppose to be rating their ability to fix grammar errors regardless of the lack of useful information? I feel that it is unfair to expect a mentor to rewrite their review and add things that are needed. I think that is the job of the student. If we give hints and tips then the student does not accept it, is that really my fault?

Honestly, I want to leave the program now. I have worked very hard on my rank and if students not taking advice is risking my rank, I don't want to continue.

thank you so much for any advice.

HUGS lori
12/24/2012
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sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Loriandhubby
Hello, I was wondering if maybe someone could help with a sticky situation.

I truly enjoy the mentor program. However, I have run into a situation and it may cause me to leave the program.

I have ran into a student who is very happy ... More
Hey Lori. I'm going to send you a quick message right now.
12/24/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
well part of the stituation my be my fault. idk if i overlooked a few grammer issues or if it was changed after i posted it. but there is defiantly errors.
12/24/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Loriandhubby
well part of the stituation my be my fault. idk if i overlooked a few grammer issues or if it was changed after i posted it. but there is defiantly errors.
Overlooking has happened to all of us at one point or another. Don't worry! You shouldn't leave the program!
12/24/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
i agree, i should have re read the review before i posted. this was totally my mistake.

Thankfully, with your help and me looking back over it, I have sent a message and as soon as they are able to the errors will be fixed.

i'm just being pulled too many ways this week, with the new grand baby, being so far from home, and just life... i truly messed this one up.

i wish i could delete my post. Now that it is out there for the whole community to see, I feel like a fool.

I do wish that when I first noticed the down rating and messaged a contributor about the situation, that they would have gotten back to me rather then ignoring my message. However, me as a mentor should have done a lot better job on this one.

I am sorry for wasting the communities time.

HUGS HUGS HUGS lori
12/24/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I do believe as an editor you can send it back. If you truly do believe there are too many errors or not enough information you can prevent the review from being published, and I think that is the reason that option exists.

The other thing to do is simply try your best. Not everyone may be concerned with writing really good reviews and you just have to try your best and deal with it however you can.
12/24/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
This may seem harsh, but if they're not willing to work with you and improve past what THEY want to write, you may want to fail them and tell them that they weren't willing to do what it took to pass your class.

I've also let some grammar issues slip through a student submitted review, it happens to the best of us!
12/24/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Loriandhubby
i agree, i should have re read the review before i posted. this was totally my mistake.

Thankfully, with your help and me looking back over it, I have sent a message and as soon as they are able to the errors will be fixed.

i'm ... More
You didn't waste anyone's time! We all make mistakes and things happen! It's okay! I'm glad you were able to figure out the reason why. The best that can happen from here, it to move forward and make sure to look back over the review one final time before publishing. It happens to all of us! We're all human and make mistakes!
12/24/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
It will be Ok, and you cannot leave the program!! You are a valuable resource to people here!!!
12/24/2012
js250 js250
This happens to all of us!! Just overlook the situations that are less then perfect and be rewarded by the ones that truly want to learn!! Don't leave the program--you are very wanted and needed, but try to take this one with a grain of salt and know you are definitely not alone!!!
12/24/2012
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
This happens to all of us!! Just overlook the situations that are less then perfect and be rewarded by the ones that truly want to learn!! Don't leave the program--you are very wanted and needed, but try to take this one with a grain of salt and ... More
I couldn't agree more. People want different things from the review program, and put different levels of time and commitment into it. You'll come across people who are happy with the level they choose, no matter how much you encourage them to add more detail or push for excellence.

You aren't alone and you're awesome!
12/26/2012
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