What will you do if your prof gives you a grade that you feel is incorrect?

@MyzDy19 (919)
Philippines
April 27, 2009 11:58pm CST
I have my classmates that have confidence that they will surely passed "that subject." But they were shocked when they received a failing grade. They talked to my prof but in the end their grade didn't changed. They are still failed. If you're in their position what will you do?
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• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I would also talk to my prof like what your classmates did. I mean, if I feel that my grades has been calculated incorrectly, I cannot just let it be. I will ask my prof directly and correct him if he made a mistake. My sister also thought that her grade should not be a failing one, so she checked with her prof. And now, she is one of the Dean's Listers in the university. :3
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Congratulation to your sister ^_^
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@stanlee81 (382)
• China
28 Apr 09
Of course,disscusion is the best way to slove the problem.In terms of the grade,you should try to find out the root.Maybe the incorrect is correct,sometimes a prof give his students' grade not only according to the papaer scores,and attence rate also rated in the final phrase.Any way,try your best to revert it,or you just could re-take part in the exam,if failed.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Retake an exam? Nah...that's too late. They were already given a failing final grade.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I forgot to mention that my prof lowered the passing grade rather than giving a removal exam. At first almost half of our class failed(thank goodness I'm not one of them!) then after he lowered the passing grade I think failed students become 11. But my friend said that if "that's the passing grade" why are we only few? She told me that she saw that they were many who didn't passed it. She said that it should be more than 11.
@sammyspam (374)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
I would talk to my professor and ask him to explain his/her marking on my subjects. I would question why i lost marks and get him to explain what I did wrong and could improve. If he could explain exactly why i lost marks in detail then I would have to accept his answer. If he couldnt explain it and I honestly felt cheated I would report him to the university board and get it reviewed.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
When we have assignments and problem set in that subject we do them as a group(I and my 4 friends whose always with me). My friend who failed was wondering why her grade is different from ours. Maybe it will be different a little but not too much. Until now they can't accept their grade but they can't do anything about it. And I can't do anything either.
@Margajoe (4721)
• Germany
28 Apr 09
I was in that position once. I was so disappointed, that I still get angry thinking about it. I was only 17 years old at the time. My best subject was biology, science. I got straight 10 s. Here 10 is the highest. With a 5 you fail.10 is like straight A's. I expected a 10 of course. The prof gives me an 8! I was so angry. I had learned real well for this subject and he gives me an 8! They others in my class also had 8. They never in the tests had gotten a 10. I talked to the school director too, but nothing helped.The prof said if he were to ask me a question I would no longer know what the answer was. I dared him. He would not ask me. This is so unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still angry! Take care, have a nice day.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Ohhh O_O how sad. It's really better if we didn't expect anything so we can avoid hurting ourselves. Anyway, I also have a prof that I don't like. As much as possible I want to forget that once I became his student. The subject is drafting. I was first year college then, I tried my best in doing my projects and anything else. The day of passing has arrived. When I showed him my project, he commented on it ofcourse. The comment is not good I'll tell you and he gives me a grade of 78 I think. But I accept it, I thought to myself maybe I'm not really good. But my one classmate who didn't do our project borrowed it from me so that she can show it to our prof. I told my classmate that she better borrowed another project from my other classmates because mine is not that good. But she told me it's okay. So I let her borrowed it from me. And when she passed it my prof gives her a grade of 92 I guess or higher than that. See? That's what you called UNFAIR!!! I texted him and he told me that we should meet up and talk about it. But he didn't showed up. In the final grade he gave me a 2.5, the same with my classmate who borrowed my project. (I know I'm better than her and she also know that.) Up to now I can't forget that coz I know that I deserve higher grade than that.
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@Margajoe (4721)
• Germany
29 Apr 09
Oh That is so unfair! That means he did not even read your project with you. If he had read it, he would have known it had been reviewed before. Not all profs are fair. Well, we know better. Take care, have a nice day!
@orang13 (724)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
i have tried that, it was a very terrible mistake. I am very confident that i'll not fail on my computer class, but then during the card day, i was so shocked seeing blank grades, then i tried to approach my teacher asking him what happened, then he said that i only got 5 on my periodical test, and what a very low score, i really cant believe but when i look at my paper again, it is not 5 instead 25, gosh. so i ask him about what is he gonna do with it and he just said, he'll change it on the next grading. but on our next card giving, instead of a big score he only give me 85 which is a grade that is not meant for that past error.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Good for you. But in my classmates' case it's the final grade. So now they need to repeat the subject. One of my companion is included. And I'm really sad for her. All I can do is to comfort her.
@orang13 (724)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
poor. indeed, i really hate those teachers who are like that, they should act more responsible for they're bringing they're reputation.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
29 Apr 09
If I truly felt the grade was unjust and the professor was not willing to listen I would go above his/her head all the way to the Dean if I must in order to get satisfaction as to why the grade was given and if it can be remedied.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
Ohhhh...you're so brave. I hope my classmates have that courage.",
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
This has never happened to me when I was still studying, thank God! But if I were in your classmate's shoes, I would also talk to my professor and ask for an explanation, and if I could, I would ask him to show me how he computed my grade, epspecially if I was confident that I'd pass.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
Correct! Correct! I forgot to ask my classmates if they asked our prof to show them how he computed it hmmmm nice idea ^_^ Thanks
@rzrback (107)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Take your problems to the Prof or someone in a higher rank to get out what you think. I would not recommend this unless you are pretty positive, or you could make yourself look dumb.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
They didn't do that because they were thinking that the problem is between them and our prof.
• Afghanistan
28 Apr 09
There are just students that they thought they passed but actually did not! If were in their shoes I'll get my grades and I'll compute it myself. For the benefit of the doubt.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Actually my classmates were complaining about the grades my prof gave them in our exams,assignments etc. They say that it's incorrect.
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Hello Myzdy, I used to keep all of my test results, including major exams and quizzes. I also take note of my grades for my projects. In other words, I make sure I have copies or proofs of my ratings. If ever a professor would have give me a failing grade, I would have complained. I was maintaining my grades when I was in college for my academic scholarship. I would not allow that to happen. I am just so lucky that I didn't really have to go through that. It is important to keep our own records, so we can have basis for our complaints. We are not supposed to accept what we do not deserve. Have a great day! Weng
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Well thank you for that Weng. I'll tell my classmates to do that ^_^
@ralphido (843)
• India
28 Apr 09
well..when i was in college, i did get a grade which i didn't deserve..we had this exam which would be used to grade our work in one semester.. and i was sure that i would score pretty average on it..the next day my friends told me that i had toppped the class. obviously, i was very delighted at first, but things started going crazy when everyone thought i had cheated or something or had some kind of favor from the professor.. they all gave me the dirty looks and sulking. .. so i decided to get things straight once and for all. i just ran up to the professor's room and before i could say anything to him, my eyes fell on the students' mark list on the table. on it was the first entry(mine) corrected with a b+ grade in place of an A+. I just asked some stupid doubt about cockroaches and fled from the room as fast as possible..
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Yeah, I don't know why those people exist everywhere. Anyway if it will happen to me I will just ignore them. Look at me until you become tired of doing it. LoL ^_^
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I would show all my test papers and ask him how he computed the grades
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
The test papers we only have are those in the first sem. Hmmm
• United States
28 Apr 09
I would talk to my professor and ask him why he felt I earned the grade I did, and what I can do to make it up. Extra credit, or rewrite the paper, or something. But, if there is nothing you can do, then you just have to suck it up and do better next time. Sometimes being over confident is a downfall because you have a mind set that you already have an A, so you don't need to do as much.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Maybe....
@nympha687 (940)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I would ask the professor. Of course, I gave to present the evidences such as my test papers. Sometimes professors make mistakes such as wrong netry or something. But you have to approach him nicely. You don't have to say that he is wrong. Ask why you had a failing grade when in fact you did well and show your papers. good luck!
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Our prof gave back to us our papers in our first sem but when my classmates were asking for the papers of 2nd sem he can't show them because he leaved it to his house. He just showed them their grade in sw/hw, quizzes and exams.
@maezee (28895)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I would also talk to the professor and really make him (or her) convince me WHY I got the grade that I got, and I would also ask about the things that I could do better next time. I don't think there's much more that the person can do.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Yeah...