If your students ar unhappy with their grades:

Universal Grade Change Form

To: (professor/teacher/instructor)________________________


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 GPA and I won't get into:
          __Med School __Dental School __Chiropractic School
          __Acupuncture school __Grad School __Mickey Mouse Club
   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 coach 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 but the exam wanted every little fact.
   9.____I studied the facts and definitions but the exam asked about general
  10.____I understood the material; I just couldn't do the problems.
  11.____I can work the problems, but your exam expected understanding.
  12.____You are prejudiced against:
          __Males __Females __Protestants __Chicanos
          __Jews __Catholics __Moslems __People
          __Blacks __Whites __Minorities __Jocks
          __Students __Young people __Old people
  13.____If I flunk out of school my father will disinherit me or at least cut
my allowance.
  14.____I was unable to do well in this course because of the following:
          __mono __acute alcoholism __drug addiction
          __VD __broken finger __pregnancy __fatherhood
          __I have allergic reaction to brain work __I am intellectually
  15.____You told us to be creative but you didn't tell us exactly how you
wanted that done.
  16.____I was creative and you said I was just shooting the bull.
  17.____The lectures were:
          __too detailed to pick out important points
          __not explained in sufficient detail
          __too boring
          __all jokes and no material
          __too serious--not enough entertainment to keep me awake.
  18.____All my other profs have agreed to raise my grades.
  19.____I don't have a reason; I just want a higher grade.
  20.____This course was:
          __too early, I was not awake.
          __too late, I was tired.
          __at lunchtime, I was hungry.
  21.____My (dog, cat, gerbil) (ate, wet on, threw up on) my (book, notes,
term paper) for this