before I come into your office in order to discuss my grade on FWA3, i was curious how much a B- on the paper is actually going to affect my overall grade. if i'm not on a margin somewhere...i wont waste your time.
Hi Student X
a) Whatever benefit of the doubt I have room to give, you will get it;
b) I think you deserve at MOST a B- on that paper. Being that I am the Simon Cowell (American Idol) of grading papers, you need to know that I think that even a B- is a gift.
Does this help you weigh your (and my) opportunity cost?