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Worth Pursuing an Appeal: 0.3% from the next letter grade.

WButterWButter Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
edited December 2016 in Emory University
Hi all, unfortunately I missed the A- in one of my Social Science classes by 0.3% (0.2835%) aka one more point on the Final. Of course, as it stands, this is the grade I got and I should just deal with it and move on. However, I'm having a time accepting this and its really driving me up the wall. Would it be wise to seek an appeal? I thought about emailing the professor but think it would be better to just wait out the break and then meet them in person to discuss a review of my Final. Certainly there's no harm in this, right?Eager to hear your opinion.
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Replies to: Worth Pursuing an Appeal: 0.3% from the next letter grade.

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    edited December 2016
    "You mean you're here at my office to ask about an A- as opposed to your B+?"

    If this was a large lecture and if I were the prof, I'd tell you to pound sand -- and work harder in your next classes. If this was a seminar where she/he might interact with you, the maybe.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited December 2016
    @WButter : No, unless this will cause you to lose some scholarship or something, just leave it. If you are actually curious about how you did on certain questions/about how you should have approached them on the final for knowledge's sake, then ask to see the final, and mention nothing about your course grade when you go to review. Also, in classes where things like extra credit and other cushion opportunities have been offered, there is no reason to round if after all of that a student did not hit the cut-off. Leave it be, and if it is a sequence course, work hard to hit the cut-off in next part of the sequence. Even if it is not a sequence, let it go. You missed the mark, learn from it and do better to ensure you aren't on a borderline again.

    And, no it would not be wise to seek an appeal. If they really wanted to round anyone's grade, they would have already considered it and have done it. I doubt they selectively skipped rounding yours up. Lots of teachers don't round or have specifically policies of what they look for before they round a person up. Either way, do not beat up the teacher over a fine grade that you actually earned based on their standards. You can be disappointed that you didn't hit the mark for a little while, but it needs to result in improvement and not dwelling or attempting to change the circumstance.
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