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"You've probably got a learning disability or something. You might need to go to student services and get some help." That was the response I got when questioning the validity of the first exam in a psychology 101 course. I barely scored a passing grade. The outcome of that examination did not match my understanding of the material. In fact, much of what I learned for that test has been cemented into my brain by the experience. To this day, most of my basic understanding of neurons and synapses are from that first exam. (How many "A" students can say that, twelve years later). But to the point, it felt like a dismissive and politically correct way of calling me stupid. 

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