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Pleading with professors to round grades



So far I've got a 78 and 79 in two of my classes this semester but I'm not gonna fight it bc I slacked and could have made Bs. How many of you send emails to your teachers or meet with them and ask if your grade can get bumped? Successful?






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el Gaucho
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


get up under their desk





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Pilot Tiger
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


I had an 88 in a class and went to actually talk face to face with a professor and 45 minutes later he gave me a hug and rounded me up to an A


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Afreaux
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


I've seen it work if the Professor or T.A. actually knows who you are. In other words, if you always show your face in class, or occasionally drop by their office with a valid question about something.

If you show up to their office asking about a grade change, and they don't even recognize you, I doubt they'd give a shite.






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unbeWEAVEable
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


quote:

So far I've got a 78 and 79 in two of my classes this semester


...you dumb.






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yungtigr
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


the only time I've ever had any success with rounding I went to a teacher's office to pick up a paper and they remarked that I had a 0 recorded for one of the other papers in the class. I told the teacher that i knew I had the 0 because I submitted the paper maybe a half hour late. I left the office and was content with the C that my stupidity had earned.

I got an email 15 minutes later telling me that she appreciated my respect for her policy, and to see moodle for my revised grade. She gave me an 80 on the paper, and i got an A in the class.






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Pilot Tiger
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actually knows who you are. In other words, if you always show your face in class, or occasionally drop by their office with a valid question about something.
that was totally me. And I'd always swing by his office after a test to ask him about questions I missed.

I did it after the final(i think i needed a 96 to get an A and I got like a 91) and I didnt even bring up rounding me up until like 30 min into our discussion.

"Man! I'm so mad at myself for not doing better, I studied so hard, guess I was just a bit nervous"

professor: "aw dont be so hard on yourself, you did well. Tell ya what...I'll bump ya, you earned it.."






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Rickety Cricket
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


I had a Poli Sci professor who wouldn't round an 88 to a 90. Was my only B that semester.





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ZJLtiger
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i've done it before, the trick is to beat around the bush. they know what you are in their office / sending an email for, but i think professors like it when you stroke their shlongs and pretend to be suffering before you ask for the bump......

Warning. this will not work in the college of engineering.






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The Mick
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2 C's? Parents wont be proud of you you drunken sousse.







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bds123123
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I did it a handful of times in school, never failed once. And I never got under the desk. Depends a lot on the teacher, though. Most of mine were foreign and didn't like confrontation so they just gave it to me to avoid it.





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Sheep
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I had a Poli Sci professor who wouldn't round an 88 to a 90. Was my only B that semester.


I made an 88.6 in a networking class, where the class average was around 64-65.

"You did not achieve the grade of A this semester."







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Gaston
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


I never groveled for shite. I ended with a 2.4 too.





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DaBeerz
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Yes did it a few times in undergrad, sometimes the professor would pull out past tests and see if you could reason a missed answer or see if they could give partial credit. You have nothing to lose is the motto I always used.... With good arguing skills and some kissing arse it can work





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DieselTiger1
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I needed a B in a class to graduate that semester and made a C by one point. I pleaded with the prof to help me out but he wouldnt do it. I didnt graduate that semester and had to take a class in intersession.

it was my fault for screwing up one project but you would think he would have helped me out.






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Moustache
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


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I've seen it work if the Professor or T.A. actually knows who you are. In other words, if you always show your face in class, or occasionally drop by their office with a valid question about something.

If you show up to their office asking about a grade change, and they don't even recognize you, I doubt they'd give a shite.


This is exactly right.






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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


I never asked to have a grade I earned changed, but I did have to get a grade changed because the professor screwed up.





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McKinneyttu97
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I asked for an F to be a D so I could graduate. We were allowed 1 D and I wanted to use it up. Is was physics II that class is the suck. I got the D and was on my way to making minimum wage!!





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Gaston
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physics II...is the suck


Electricity and magnetism is glorious, you shut yer mouth.






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Tiger n Austin
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re: Pleading with professors to round grades


My wife teachers Spanish at a University and I always hear this shite this time of the year:

"Man, this student asked me to change his grades/round up/last minute extra credit blah blah blah...it pisses me off"

So, in turn, you lazy fricks who think you are 'owed' shite this time of year are making my life miserable



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