I graded finals on Thursday and posted semester grades before I left school. I was wondering how long it would be before I got the first email. It has been approximately 26 hours. This may be a new record for me! Usually it takes a few days. This one was from a student begging for a way to turn his D into a C so it would count for his minor. The kid got a D because he didn't turn in a bunch of work. Nevermind that this student has failed my classes before for this very same reason. He is shocked and amazed that it happened again. Why do they think that I just randomly make up grades for them? On day one I give them a chart that shows what everything is worth and how it will average together. Skippy should have known that he was going to make a D when he didn't turn in 20 pts worth of projects. Sheesh. To quote my old professor- "You send them to school. You buy them books, and then they eat the covers."