Received an email from a student in my senior seminar class whose exam was set yesterday evening. You can tell where this is going already, can’t you?
Hi. You won’t believe what I did… I thought the exam was tonight. As i was walking past the exam schedule in the library, i checked to make sure it was in the gym and I noticed the date said yesterday. then I freaked. I don’t if there is any way around this, but im hoping to god there is. I don’t know anyone in the class so I guess that’s why when i figured it was today, i never heard otherwise. Unless my estimations are way off, I think I pass the class even if I have a 0 on the final but that is still bad. Is there any way for me to get this fixed? I can write the exam whenever you want and you can put anything you want on it, doesn’t even have to be course related. haha, as long as I can get at least some marks. Please let me know what I can do, to waste this class when I had around grade going in would be terrible. Thanks in advance, student
I could be truly evil, of course, and just say “No.” But then it’s likely to spiral out with whines going up the ladder to the chair, dean and registrar culminating with my being directed to set a final exam at the latter’s convenience. Still, I let the student stew for a while before letting the student know I’d set a make-up at my convenience in the new year. And I don’t need anyone’s permission to write anything I want on it, no sirree!