Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa 50011
  • To: Professor Howard A. Levine
  • From:___________________________
  • I think my grade in your course,___________________, should be
  • changed from ______ to _______ for the following reasons:

    ___1. The persons who copied my paper made a higher grade than I did.

    ___2. The person whose paper I copied made a higher grade than I did.

    ___3. This course will lower my Grade Point Average and I won't get

    ______Law School
    ______Graduate School
    ______Medical School
    ______My Fraternity/Sorority
    ______Dental School
    ______Tri County Tech
    ______The Mickey Mouse Club

    ___4. I have to get an A in this course to balance the F in

    ___5. I'll lose my scholarship.

    ___6. I'm on a varsity sports team and my tutor couldn't find a
    copy of your exam.

    ___7. I didn't come to class and the person whose notes I used
    did not cover the material asked for on the exam.

    ___8. I studied the basic principles and the exam wanted every
    little fact.

    ___9. I learned all the facts and definitions but your exams
    asked about general principles.

    __10. You are prejudiced against:


    __11. If I flunk out of school my father will disinherit me or at
    least cut my allowance.

    __12. I was unable to do well in this course because of the
    following illness:

    ______broken baby finger
    ______acute alcoholism

    __13. You told us to be creative but you didn't tell us exactly
    how you wanted that done.

    __14. I was creative and you said I was just shooting the bull.

    __15. I don't have a reason; I just want a higher grade.

    __16. The lectures were:

    ______too detailed to pick out important points
    ______not explained in sufficient detail
    ______too boring
    ______all jokes and not enough material
    ______all of the above

    __17. This course was:

    ______too early, I was not awake.
    ______at lunchtime, I was hungry
    ______too late, I was tired

    __18. My (dog, cat, gerbil) (ate, wet on, threw up on) my
    (book, notes, paper) for this course.

    __19. Other___________________________________________________