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To B or not to B

Durn it all to heck.

Got my grades for this semester, and I got a frickin' frakkin' B in Accounting. Not even a B+, but a straight ol' run-of-the-mill B.

While this isn't the worst grade in the world, what has my panties in a bunch is that I kept record of all my grades, and as far as I can tell, I clearly got a A- according to the grade scale in the prof's syllabus. The difference between my total earned points and a B on the very top of grade scale is at least 20 points (the equivalent of 4 homework assignments or 1-2 quizzes or an entire case study) so the prof and I are way off. I've emailed her my records and asked her to let me know where we are disconnected.

The thing that has me further annoyed is that the dumbass online tool that the prof made us purchase out of our pocket to make her life easier for grading is no longer active, so I can't get back into it to double check my records or prove anything, if that's what it comes down to.  

This is the first grade I've ever contested in any class; high school/college/grad school. The meek shy nerdy me is all nervous about it.

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elviswannabe
Apr. 1st, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
I can recommend a good lawyer if you need one. ;)
jacklattie
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I have NEVER thought of you as meek, shy OR nerdy. Give em' hell, Jules.
julesjergenson
Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks but I am! I have fought with terrible shyness my entire life, probably some mild social phobia that I don't care to have diagnosed or labled, but sometime in my early 20's made a decision to actively push myself daily to overcome it. I hate being shy so I try to fool everyone (me included) that I'm not by acting otherwise, hoping that someday it will come as natural behavior. Not yet, but I keep at it. Some situations are better than others for me.

I digress...

The prof says she recorded my last exam grade as a 69, so we know where the disconnect is. I had got an 89. She's travelling out of town now but says she can re-check records online and confirm with me next week. It did make me nervous that she asked if I had any "evidence" of my score - I don't.
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