However, he disagreed with every grade and every comment. He refused to stop writing on the midterm when the signal was given and I reduced the grade and explained the facts of life as the rule about stopping writing when you are told is on the booklet right before the no pee breaks rule.(They really have that rule)
The writing center let me know that they were concerned he was trying to plagiarize. Really! Has anyone been phoned by the writing center about this? It was a first for me.
Now he's back in my office about his grade last term. Surprise! He does not like his grade and sat in my office working things out on his phone because his calculation trumps my spread sheet.
"Go ask to look at your final."
"Just tell me why..."
"I do not remember. Go look at what you did."
He has asked to see the final, and the chair. I smell the grade challenge next. But wait, I just opened this email:
If I have 76.35% in my total marks, and I only need 0.65 to go to the next grade, how can you help me?
This is his calculation, not mine. I have already told him if it came out as a split grade he would have been given the higher of the two. It didn't. The problem was that that the writing center at the uni will not help students prepare for a final. As a result, I finally graded work that was really his. The final sucked.
Bring on the grade appeal buddy.