Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Sweet Smell of Begging in the Morning

Dear Professor Blogauthor,

I spoke to you midway through the semester about my grade in ECO336. I was working hard to bring up my grade from an AB to an A. You told me to keep working and see what happens. I recevied a final grade of AB in the class.

I would like you to consider other factors such as my class attendace, effort, and improvement. I attended class every day this semester, never missing once. I worked hard and put forth my full effort studying and doing all the readings. I have also come a long way in both my critical thinking and writing skills, improving greatly from where I was at the start of the semester.

I would like you to take these factors into consideration to see if it warrants my grade being bumped from an AB to an A. I believe these facotrs in conjuction with my raw score of AB are suffiencient to justify a final grade of A. Thank you for listening to my concerns.

Student X

1 comment:

thistles said...

Whenever I read these I am just stunned. Granted, I went to college back in the dark ages (the 80's) but I would never have dreamed of questioning my professor's grades. Not unless they seemed way WAY out of line. But grade-grubbing for an A up from an AB? Give me a break? This child needs to get a life.

It reminds me of a story told to me by a friend of mine who used to be an English professor. She would assign a writing a topic, and sometimes students would just write about whatever they felt like, even off-topic. Then, when she gave them a poor mark (because they ignored the assignment) she would get people in her office complaining and saying "you're judging me!" and "this is my LIFE you're giving a bad grade!"