I've been ranting lately about how students just don't get the connections between hard work, following directions, and their grade. Entitlement mentality rules. Here's further evidence. It's an actual student email, with certain details deleted to maintain the student's anonymity. All wording, spelling, punctuation, etc. is the student's.
"hey miss Eddleman. This is _____, I just check the Final score of mine for this semester, well, it was a D. but there is one thing that I'm planning to transfer to _____for this fall semester, and for the _____student requirement, I need to have a least a C for this class, so I can be able to get in to _____. I just want to know if there is anything that we can work it out to pumps my grade up to C? I know its tough, but I really need it.. so please let me know. Thxs"
I respectfully declined to change the grade. See how unreasonable I am?