Academic Water Cooler Flashback: The Five Stages of Grade-Grubbing

The Five Stages of Grade-Grubbing 

Denial (“I’m an ‘A’ student!”)

Anger (“You’ve crushed my dreams of medical school with your totally unfair grading!”)

Bargaining [1]

Depression
Escalated Bargaining (including parents going full Boeing Apache on the dean)

All of the special snowflakes are  remarkably similar!

Acceptance
Revenge post on The Site That Shall Not Be Named

[1] my favorite example from the current semester is the student who patiently guided me through the math justifying her case for a higher grade: “I have 57% on the written assignments, 58% on the quizzes, 58% on the final, 98% attendance, and 77% on the midterm, so my total grade is 347%.”


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