From: David Levinthal
UNIVERSAL GRADE-CHANGE FORM
To: Professor____________________ From:___________________________
I think my grade in your course,___________________, should be
changed from ______ to _______ for the following reasons:
______1. The person who copied my paper made a higher grade than
______2. The person whose paper I copied made a higher grade than
______3. This course will lower my grade-point average and I won't
______medical school. ______graduate school.
______dental school. ______my fraternity/sorority.
______the Mickey Mouse Club. ______Tri-County Tech.
______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 materials asked for on the exam.
______8. I studied the basic principles and the exam wanted every
______9. I learned all the facts and definitions but your exam
asked about general principles.
_____10. You are prejudiced against:
______males. ______Jews. ______blacks.
______females. ______Catholics. ______whites.
______Protestants. ______Moslems. ______minorities.
______Chicanos. ______people. ______students.
_____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
______mono. ______broken baby finger.
______acute alcoholism. ______pregnancy.
_____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.
______all jokes and not enough material.
______all of the above.
_____17. This course was:
______too early; I was not awake.
______at lunch time; I was hungry.
______too late: I was tired.
_____18. My (dog, cat, gerbil) (ate, wet on, threw up on) my
(book, notes, paper) for this course.
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