School is about to end in a month (for me at least) and just like many other people, I’m trying to get my grades back in place. However, it may be too late in some classes.
What if you have an 89.95% or 79.95% or even 69.95% in a class? Will your teacher round? I know one of mine wouldn’t.
There’s always one teacher who has the mindset of “If you tried harder, you could’ve gotten that grade.” Well, I’m sorry to say that I may not be the brightest student, but I DO TRY and that maybe your teaching style just doesn’t match my learning style. I’m a try hard, I do my best in everything and I can confidently say that I spend more than 2/3 of my homework time on that certain class. However, if me and a bunch of my friends think we deserve to get our grades rounded because we busted our butts off this entire year, then shouldn’t we be able to even ask about it?
If you have an 89.95%, 89.99%, 79.95%, etc., wouldn’t you want your grade to be rounded up when you’re so close to an A or B? It’s not like you can do anything about it either because the teacher decides on their grading system. The school has absolutely no say in whether the teacher should round or not. Some teachers use this power to their advantage and doesn’t round up.
Maybe they’re evil and doesn’t like seeing the students’ happy faces when they find out their good grades. Maybe they don’t like giving out easy As so other students will find their class challenging and they’ll feel like a decent teacher. Maybe it’s because our school district frowns upon giving out too many A’s (even though many students deserve it).
“Try harder. No, you’re not trying hard enough. You’re not doing your best, that’s why you’re not doing well.” Who are you to say that I’m not doing my best? Who are you to say that I’m not busting my butt off for this class ALONE? Who are you to say that I’m losing hours of sleep because of my “procrastination” instead of your assigning an unreasonable amount of homework? Who are you to tell me that I’m not doing well because apparently I’m not trying hard enough? Who are you to tell me to try harder?
Some teachers don’t understand how much competition there is among students these days. Some teachers don’t understand that us students have lives outside of school- some of us have family problems, financial issues, friend drama, injuries, etc.
Some teachers just don’t understand.