- I worked really hard on this!
- I need an A in this class or I'll lose my scholarship!
- I don't think this comma error is really an error. Can you raise my paper a letter grade?
- You commented on my draft and I corrected everything, so I expected to get a perfect grade. What's wrong with you?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
How to argue your way to a better grade
I give a version of this presentation every semester on the day I hand back the first batch of projects. That's because some students are always stunned by their grades and tend to confront me immediately after class with the same old arguments: