It's That Time of Year: The Grade-Change Form

From: David Levinthal

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
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.           ______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
little fact.
______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
following illness:
______mono.                  ______broken baby finger.
______acute alcoholism.      ______pregnancy.
______VD.                    ______fatherhood.
_____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 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.
_____19.    Other___________________________________________________.


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