Pokemon wrote:Should a student be a little frustrated when they get a worse grade than they expected. Yes, it is human nature. Even if I fully deserve a B, I still get disappointed.
BUT, e-mailing and getting mad at the professor cause he did not live up to his reputation of being an easy grader is BS. Maybe he wants to change that reputation. Maybe the school told him to change the reputation. From D'Amato's perspective, if Horwich or Crane curve uncurved courses, why can't I??? I cannot curve because a bunch of law students heard from their upperclassman that if you take my class you are bound to get an A, and they relied on that when taking my class? If anything, if I was a prof. that would offend me.
Dude, do you really think someone is going to email the prof and be like "Yo, fuck you?" Come on. People are upset that they did worse in a class they should have done better in. If nobody can meet til the Spring semester to explain why someone got a C and was bumped up to a B due to kindness, that is super fucked up. Discuss through email. Nobody is saying to hold someone hostage and demand a grade change. It seems like the frustration is in the nature of the exam and the fact that some people can't find out why they got the grade they did.