Universal Change of Grade Form

____________________ University

To: Professor____________________ 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 into:

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

______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
______9. I learned all the facts and definitions but your exam asked
about general principles.
_____10. You are prejudiced against:
______Males ______Jews ______Blacks
______Females ______Catholics ______Whites
______Protestants ______Moslems ______Minorities
______Chicanos ______People ______Students
_____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
______mono ______broken baby finger
______acute alcoholism ______pregnancy
______VD ______fatherhood
_____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 ___________________________________________

(from Professor Shor’s Humor page)