Comments needed for my grade dispute

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:25 pm

disco_barred wrote:
OP: I'd recommend your next email be as short as you can make it. Being succinct will be important at this stage. Then something along these lines:

In closing, I would like to apologize for the tone of my prior emails. The law school admissions process seems to have gotten under my skin, and looking over my words from earlier I realize I've been quite out of line. I'm sorry for that - and I appreciate your taking the time to help me navigate this stressful process.



Good stuff

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:29 pm

at this point, i'm only coming here for the memes

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby mindybluehammer » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:32 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:
OP: I'd recommend your next email be as short as you can make it. Being succinct will be important at this stage. Then something along these lines:

In closing, I would like to apologize for the tone of my prior emails. The law school admissions process seems to have gotten under my skin, and looking over my words from earlier I realize I've been quite out of line. I'm sorry for that - and I appreciate your taking the time to help me navigate this stressful process.



Good stuff



incorporating an allegory may prove helpful as well. just my honest opinion and advice that I would give you. thank you friend

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby 2807 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:39 pm

Start with something simple like this? :

Dear XXX,

Please accept this letter as my final correspondence to you in this matter. I appreciate your thoroughness and thoughtfulness as you helped to clarify this challenging issue for me. Although the end result is not what I hoped for, I am grateful for the opportunity to approach you. I have gained clarity from this process that will serve me well as I carry on into law school and my career. I apologize for emotional appeals, and I hope that my passion was representative of my desire and aspirations, and nothing else. The faculty at XXXX are outstanding, and my time spent there remains a rich and rewarding experience. This entire process has served to motivate and inspire me to persevere and work even harder, and for that I am most-thankful.

Thank you,

XXXXXmeXXXX

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:31 pm

dun dun dun..

my most recent and probably last email


Professor XXXX,

It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.

In closing, I would like to apologize for the tone of my prior emails. The law school admissions process seems to have gotten under my skin, and looking over my words from earlier, I realize I have been quite out of line. I am sorry for that - and I appreciate your taking the time to help me navigate this stressful process. I apologize for emotional appeals, and hope that my passion was representative of my desire and aspirations, and nothing else. The faculty at XXXXXX are outstanding, and my time spent here remains a rich and rewarding experience. This entire process has served to motivate and inspire me to persevere and work even harder, and for that, I am most-thankful.


Thank you,

jdhopeful11 - GET IT UP

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:40 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.


This part still sounds douchy.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:40 pm

bk1 wrote:
jdhopeful11 wrote:It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.


This part still sounds douchy.


Whatever. I needed it to sound like me at least a little bit.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:42 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
jdhopeful11 wrote:It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.


This part still sounds douchy.


Whatever. I needed it to sound like me at least a little bit.


Bahahahaha. This post actually redeems you...slightly.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:43 pm

CastleRock wrote:Bahahahaha. This post actually redeems you...slightly.


Agreed, maybe there is hope for humanity.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby 2807 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:51 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:dun dun dun..

my most recent and probably last email


Professor XXXX,

It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.

In closing, I would like to apologize for the tone of my prior emails. The law school admissions process seems to have gotten under my skin, and looking over my words from earlier, I realize I have been quite out of line. I am sorry for that - and I appreciate your taking the time to help me navigate this stressful process. I apologize for emotional appeals, and hope that my passion was representative of my desire and aspirations, and nothing else. The faculty at XXXXXX are outstanding, and my time spent here remains a rich and rewarding experience. This entire process has served to motivate and inspire me to persevere and work even harder, and for that, I am most-thankful.


Thank you,

jdhopeful11 - GET IT UP



I'm not a fan of the opening sentences. Try to re-word that. Or ,is it too late? You lead off with how difficult it is for you? No, no, no. Start with nicey nice. Drop the first sentence, edit the second one to say this (as your lead off)...

"Thank you for your time. Upon further review I now see that the benefit of changing the quiz grade is of minimal value and certainly does not warrant any further effort on your part." I would like to withdraw my request for a review and consider this matter over."

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:56 pm

He still has to review my final exam grade, so the matter is not over yet. The grade discrepancy on the quiz doesn't matter now that all other things have been settled.
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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby Action Jackson » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:56 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:dun dun dun..

my most recent and probably last email


Professor XXXX,

It is very difficult for me to take time off from work to deliver the assignment. Therefore, given how insignificant the grade change would be, I ask that you forgo correcting the 8/9 quiz grade.

In closing, I would like to apologize for the tone of my prior emails. The law school admissions process seems to have gotten under my skin, and looking over my words from earlier, I realize I have been quite out of line. I am sorry for that - and I appreciate your taking the time to help me navigate this stressful process. I apologize for emotional appeals, and hope that my passion was representative of my desire and aspirations, and nothing else. The faculty at XXXXXX are outstanding, and my time spent here remains a rich and rewarding experience. This entire process has served to motivate and inspire me to persevere and work even harder, and for that, I am most-thankful.


Thank you,

jdhopeful11 - GET IT UP

Pussy.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:01 pm

I sold out, I know.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:28 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:I sold out, I know.

Welcome to the dark side.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby sknowl01 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:31 pm

mindybluehammer wrote:Alright, this might hurt for those who are intelligently challenged.

If you go into an area of creatures that involve predators and prey [the ocean for example] you run the risk of becoming prey for a predator. All the people who go swimming in any mass of water, you immediately add yourself to the food chain, and your not at the top most of the time. Predators of any kind will look for their usual food source, and if they find something that isn't usually on their menu, they leave it be and move on. Most people who react to shark bites turn a 'nibble' into a 'near-fatal-attack'. I honestly feel bad for those that loose limbs in shark attacks, but they found out the risk first hand when it comes to going into a new environment and coming close to one of the predators.

These men and women looking to save these sharks from being hunted like this, I applaud them. I'd much rather be swimming in an ocean where the top predator is a shark than find out that the jellyfish are their replacement, because that seems to be where this is going.

But of course, the media who does such a WONDERFUL job at broadcasting 'precise' news, everyone hears the savage attacks on 'man-hunting' creatures.

All be it that the gaping maw of a shark can be a thing of nightmares, they are the least of my problems. Not all sharks live in the water.



mindybluehammer wrote:Guys i have a english major i think I know how to write.



idiots

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:33 pm

can't wait to see this next meme

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby dresden doll » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:09 pm

disco_barred wrote:I think we should give OP more credit - he seems to have really turned his attitude around in these last few posts. The lynch mob is funny when the person is an asshat, but OP is literally asking for advice on how to apologize for sounding like an asshat, which is kind of the opposite of asshat.


He's only doing that to dodge the consequences of acting like an asshat. He's still an asshat all the same.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:25 pm

dresden doll wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I think we should give OP more credit - he seems to have really turned his attitude around in these last few posts. The lynch mob is funny when the person is an asshat, but OP is literally asking for advice on how to apologize for sounding like an asshat, which is kind of the opposite of asshat.


He's only doing that to dodge the consequences of acting like an asshat. He's still an asshat all the same.


TITCR

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby Helicio » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:38 pm

To the OP:

This is why I'm thinking of majoring in something other than PoliSci. At least at my school, PolSci is WAY to subjective. You can study all you want, write the most brilliant essays in the world, but unless you suck up to the professor like a drunk Paris Hilton on a party night, you are NOT guaranteed to get a grade equal to your input.

Meh.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby Duralex » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:38 pm

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby 270910 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:45 pm

dresden doll wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I think we should give OP more credit - he seems to have really turned his attitude around in these last few posts. The lynch mob is funny when the person is an asshat, but OP is literally asking for advice on how to apologize for sounding like an asshat, which is kind of the opposite of asshat.


He's only doing that to dodge the consequences of acting like an asshat. He's still an asshat all the same.


ITT: Dres doesn't believe in redemption :lol:

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:10 pm

Breaking News: The chair just responded to my most recent email.


XXXXXXX,

No need to apologize. I understand the pressure people are under to get good grades,
and you were within your rights to ask for all this to be reviewed.

I haven't run the numbers, but I think you're probably right that changing the quiz
grade from 85 to 88 isn't going to bump you up to an A.

I presume, then, that we're done here, but let me know if there's something else to
bring to my attention.

By the way, I'm glad to hear that you've had some positive experiences here.

XXXXXX

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby Unitas » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:12 pm

disco_barred wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I think we should give OP more credit - he seems to have really turned his attitude around in these last few posts. The lynch mob is funny when the person is an asshat, but OP is literally asking for advice on how to apologize for sounding like an asshat, which is kind of the opposite of asshat.


He's only doing that to dodge the consequences of acting like an asshat. He's still an asshat all the same.


ITT: Dres doesn't believe in redemption :lol:



jdhopeful11 wrote:It's the easiest thing to lie about, with the most benefit; so why are law schools not more stringent about enforcing thorough checks on applicants claiming NA status? It's bad enough that I feel as though affirmative action is unfair as it is, but knowing that deutchbags could steal my spot at a school by lying and checking NA for ethnicity really peeves me.

And for all those that cite C&F, please. How is a school going to prove 1/16th NA blood?



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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:13 pm

Unitas wrote:
disco_barred wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I think we should give OP more credit - he seems to have really turned his attitude around in these last few posts. The lynch mob is funny when the person is an asshat, but OP is literally asking for advice on how to apologize for sounding like an asshat, which is kind of the opposite of asshat.


He's only doing that to dodge the consequences of acting like an asshat. He's still an asshat all the same.


ITT: Dres doesn't believe in redemption :lol:



jdhopeful11 wrote:It's the easiest thing to lie about, with the most benefit; so why are law schools not more stringent about enforcing thorough checks on applicants claiming NA status? It's bad enough that I feel as though affirmative action is unfair as it is, but knowing that deutchbags could steal my spot at a school by lying and checking NA for ethnicity really peeves me.

And for all those that cite C&F, please. How is a school going to prove 1/16th NA blood?



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I was thinking the same thing as I was switching between this thread and that one.

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Re: Comments needed for my grade dispute

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:17 pm

No thanks, I'm confident with my 170 pt scores and 2.99 GPA




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