Should I email my professor to thank her?

<p>I am a sophomore, and am trying to get into the business school at my university(University of North Carolina at Charlotte). I need to take several progression courses which include two accounting courses. I took the first accounting course last semester and did not do well at all. I got a C. If I studied harder, I could of gotten a B. This semester I took the second accounting course with another professor, and I put in much more effort. I sat in the front row, took advantage of office hours, etc. The professor has a point based scale for grading. A grade of "A" in the class is anything 540-600 points. The professor knew I was trying to get an A in the class. My grade just came back, and I got 538.23 points.....about 1.8 points away from 540(which would be an A). So technically, I got a B. But I saw in the letter grade box that the professor had went ahead and given me an A. I'm really grateful that she took my efforts into consideration while giving me the A because I had seriously worked my butt off to get just the 538.23 points. I'd really like to email her to thank her, but I'm wondering if that would be weird or socially awkward if I did that, since it was only 1.8 points? She has about 300 students, so it's not like I really knew her THAT well. But I did sit in the front row, ask questions a lot, went to her office, etc.</p>

<p>YOu could always post a nice review on ratemyprofessor (without mentioning the grade bump) as a way of paying it forward.</p>

<p>You could just send her a thank you email about the class itself. You really enjoyed it, you like her teaching style, you appreciate her hard work, etc. as a way of thanking her. I’m sure she will also understand that you are thanking her for bumping your grade plus it’s just a nice gesture. I always send thank you emails at the end of the semester.</p>

<p>I agree with Nanner25. Be sure to not mention or even hint at the grade bump.</p>

<p>If you e-mail her, DO NOT mention the grade. First, you don’t actually know if she singled you out and gave you a higher grade. She could have easily adjusted her grading scale for the whole class.</p>

<p>If you want to thank her for a great class, do that. That’s what professors and instructors want to hear.</p>

<p>Since it’s after your final, yes, it’s fine to send a thank you note. But, like others have said, don’t mention the grade.</p>