Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

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Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

Postby goodman1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Hi all,

Someone told me they had their grade changed from a B+ to an A- in Property because the professor missed a few points. Is it worth it to go back to see if the prof. messed up or missed some points? Do most students go and do you in specific go or have went?

How frequently are professors likely to change grades? Is it unlikely if final grades have already been submitted? In some situations I know they may even lower the grades.

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Re: Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

Postby EzraFitz » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:18 am

The chances of a professor changing a grade (barring some administrative error entering them) are little to none, in either direction. And going in with that intent will make the professor loathe you, doing more harm than good. Going to review exams is always great, it helps you learn how to better take law exams, but go to learn what YOU missed, not to try and find what the professor missed.

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Re: Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

Postby mjb447 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:49 am

EzraFitz wrote:Going to review exams is always great, it helps you learn how to better take law exams, but go to learn what YOU missed, not to try and find what the professor missed.

+1.

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Re: Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

Postby rcharter1978 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:53 am

If it was a multiple choice and the error is with you picking the right answer which was inadvertently marked incorrectly you should talk to the professor about a grade change.

That is the only situation in which you could really fight. But that sounds rare.

And let me be clear, you would have to objectively picked the right answer. Not a situation in which you think answer b makes more sense, but the professor says answer a is right.

But there is nothing wrong or bad in discussing your exam with the professor either way.

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Re: Is it worth going back to review exams to see what prof. missed?

Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:54 pm

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