In fraternity, here’s an email conversation between a professor and his student:
Email no. 1:
I was looking over my grades throughout the semester, and I was concerned because I saw that I have a 60% for my overall grade. I thought I was doing well in the class because I had been keeping up with the readings, doing well on the quizzes, making a blog post every week, and I did well on the midterm. I was surprised to see that I was failing the course when I had been keeping up with all the required work, and I was just wondering if you could take a look at my grades to see if there was an error in calculating my final grade. I do not think there is anything inaccurate about the individual quiz grades, but I just could not figure out why I ended up with a 60% as my overall grade when looking at my individual grades because they all seem to be considerably higher than 60%. If you could shoot me an e-mail back about my grade, I would really appreciate it because my grade took me by surprise when I first saw it this morning. Thank you.
Email no. 2:
Do you have a 60% because you haven’t completed the final exam and because we haven’t entered grades for the final blog comment? I’m guessing that’s so.
Email no. 3:
I’m not sure, I hope so but the Final Exam has a dash in the boxes where the scores should go. Do those grades still impact the final grade or are they exempt from the total scoring calculation?
Email no. 4:
I am trying to tell you that the final exam and final comment grades are included in the final grade calculation, yes. Since you have earned no points for them, your grade reflects this.
Email no. 5:
Thank you. Just to make sure I currently have a 60% but that’s with
two zeros as scores for the final blog post and the final exam, and
they will change once the scores are entered at the conclusion of the
Email no. 6: