Tuesday, May 11, 2010

They Just Don't Get It

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?


Jonathan G. Reinhardt said...

OMG, as the kids say.

Thank you for standing your ground. I salute you.

Mark Elrod said...

It's sounding more and more like we had the same semester.

I had a student e-mail me to tell me that if he made D in my class that he would lose his scholarship.

I was tempted to say, "Maybe you don't deserve it" but I didn't.

Stephanie said...

I had the same thing happen with a student (another one) who earned a D in my class and said that he couldn't have a D and keep his scholarship. I told him that he should have been thinking about that as he was making choices throughout the semester to skip class and not turn things in. As he left the last class of the semester, he muttered "Stupid class" loudly enough for me to hear it as he left.

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