All Classes: Request Review of Your Essay/Project Grade

If you believe that your essay or project was graded incorrectly, I am happy to be proven wrong. However, because I have already done the work of marking these assignments, you must prove your case. In order to request a review of your essay or project grade you must do the following:

  1. Review the assignment sheet and the rubric carefully.
  2. Determine what aspect of the assignment you believe was improperly graded. E.g. “My thesis was marked as a 2 out of 4 for being ‘somewhat clear’ but I think it deserves a 3 out of 4 because it was ‘clear, although not explicitly stated.'” You MUST reference the language from the rubric or the assignment sheet.
  3. Find a specific example(s) that support your argument. Completing Step 2 is NOT sufficient. If you are contesting your thesis, you must highlight your thesis and explain why it is clear throughout the essay. If you are contesting the organization of your essay, you must highlight your introductory and closing sentences from each paragraph, as well as your introduction and conclusion, and explain how each relates back to your thesis.
  4. Send me an email with this information.

This does not guarantee that I will change your grade. However, I will review it and if you make a convincing argument, I will happily adjust your grade to reflect that.