Friday, April 08, 2005

The disappearing A plus

To my delight i got an A+ for my assignment report! or what looks like a star, no wait.. its kind of smudgy.... hey wait a minute, there's a "+" hidden beneath the smudges of red ink. Looks kind of hasility taken away......... GIVE IT BACK TO ME!!!!


At 12:26 AM, Blogger The Peter Files Blog of Comedy said...

In the words of Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (or his impersonator on NBS's Saturday Night Live) "I feel your pain".

Sounds like your instructor was right on the edge of giving you an A+ and changed his/her mind at the last minute. This may mean that you have an opportunity to re-negotiate your grade back up to an A+.

1) Meet with your instructor after class and mention the change, ask if there was anything unclear that you could clarify that might make a difference in your grade.

2) Ask if there is anything you could do in terms of a re-write to improve the grade from an A to an A+ arguing since the grade seemed to be borderline perhaps not much more work was needed and that it would be a good experience for you to edit and strenghten your work.

Hope this advice helps.


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At 3:23 AM, Blogger Atrophy said...

Great advice from Peter Files. Think you should really do what he said. DOn't leave things in the grey area. Seek answers not questions dude. The only bad thing that could happen is that the lecturer might realise that he has wrongly given the A grade to you instead of some other student. In the end, you might end up getting a D+ instead. hahaha. Anyway, congrats for the excellent result.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger siyang said...

Thanks Peter and Atrophy,

I'm actually quite happy with an A grade anyway :p.. ON one hand, you're right that theres a good chance for me to get what i truly deserve or at least seek clarification on what went wrong

On the other hand, theres a part of me that fears change, i have to admit that thats a part of me that i dont really like.. hmmm

But if i go back to my lecturer, i can picture this scenario that is very typical; he will find some faults to back his earlier decision

One thing about Singaporeans is that Singaporeans don't give praise readily and they won't award full marks for ANYTHING. When asked to grade say a movie or someone's teaching skills, nobody's gonna give 10/10.. they'll leave AT LEAST 1 mark as "room for improvement" ;p Stingy people! Me included.. sigh

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Gi said...

Ahah! Shit happens ya know.
Plus ur tutor damn kiam siap la... write A+ already then jus leave it lor... Still wanna cancel away!
But congrats! A is very good grade. Keep blogging leh.... =)


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