Dear Professor, Please Change My Grade
To: Professor __________________________
I think my grade in your course, ___________________, should be changed from ______ to _______ for the following reasons:
____ 1. The persons who copied my paper made a higher grade than I did.
____ 2. The person whose paper I copied made a higher grade than I did.
____ 3. This course will lower my Grade Point Average and I won't get into:
____ Medical School
____ Graduate School
____ Dental School
____ Tri County Tech
____ The Mickey Mouse Club
____ 4. I have to get an A in this course to balance the F in: ____________.
____ 5. I'll lose my scholarship.
____ 6. I'm on a varsity sports team and my tutor couldn't find a copy of your exam.
____ 7. I didn't come to class and the person whose notes I used did not cover the material.
____ 8. I studied the basic principles and the exam wanted every little fact.
____ 9. I learned all the facts and definitions but your exams asked about general principles.
____ 10. You are prejudiced against:
____ 11. If I flunk out of school my father will disinherit me or at least cut my allowance.
____ 12. I was unable to do well in this course because of the following illness:
____ broken baby finger
____ acute alcoholism
____ 13. You told us to be creative but you didn't tell us exactly how you wanted that done.
____ 14. I was creative and you said I was just shooting the bull.
____ 15. I don't have a reason; I just want a higher grade.
____ 16. The lectures were:
____ too detailed to pick out important points
____ not explained in sufficient detail
____ too boring
____ all jokes and not enough material
____ all of the above
____ 17. This course was:
____ too early, I was not awake
____ at lunchtime, I was hungry
____ too late, I was tired
____ 18. My (dog, cat, gerbil) (ate, wet on, threw up on) my (book, notes, paper).
____ 19. Other___________________________________
____ 20. Extra Credit _____________________________
Thank you for your prompt consideration Professor
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