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Hi! So I have straight A's and I just got a 69 on my final. It dropped my grade in the class from
a 94% to an 89%. I'm really dissapointed because that is a B+ and if I would have gotten a 90%
in the class then thats an A-. I'm wondering what I should do next, is it unreasonable to ask if
I can do some extra credit to bring my grade from an 89-90% ? Thank you.

2013-01-24
Hannah7star
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

It is not reasonable that you ask for an extra credit opportunity if you mean by that something
that has no connection with the learning goals. It is reasonable that you ask for an additional
assessment opportunity to show that your final 69 was an anomaly and that your real level of
achievement is an A.

 

jonathan's
Comment

2013-01-26

isn't 69 failing?,but a B+ is great you shouldn't be ashamed of that grade.


The Grade Doctor's
Comment

2013-01-26

69% is failing in grade scales with very high cut levels but there are many different grading scales. My whole educational life as a student and teacher in countries the cut score for pass/fail was 50%.
Yes B+ is great and you certainly shouldn't be ashamed with a B+, but what you should be concerned about, whichever grade you get, is what you have learned, what you are really good at and what needs improvement.

 

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