I got an essay back last week. Got a 2.i which I was happy with but the marker had put that my referencing was both 2.i level and 3rd level. Very confusing. I was worried that I still wasn't referencing properly. Anyway just had a meeting to discuss it and my technical referencing is fine, he just wasn't sure some of my sources were credible enough. My meeting was with someone who it turns out didn't mark it, but the one who did put sarcastic comments on my paper, and the meeting guy said he wouldn't have been sarcastic about it. What still confuses me, though, is that he didn't believe I had read an article I cited from 1880, when I obviously did because I quoted from it. That's where the marker put 'really?' next to the reference. How can I reference something I haven't read?
I suspect there are students who reference works they haven't read.
Honesty like your's is rare enough.
YMMV - I'm not in your school:
. I would xerox enough of each questionable source,
and highlight the quote with a key to the reference number in your paper,
and give it to the marker you meet,
and ask him to share it with the marker who marked your paper.
With a note, that you just wanted to show you had actually read the sources
you referenced, and wanted them to fully believe you.
My goal would be for the markers to learn that I am an exception here,
so for future papers I wouldn't have the problem.