The semester is over, and you’re in that limbo where all of your assignments have been turned in but the teacher hasn’t assigned final grades yet. It doesn’t look like you earned the grade you’d hoped for. Do you:
Email the teacher, asking them to raise your final grade to the next level?
Accept that you earned what you earned and you need to try better next time?
Over 100 college professors weighed in to help you answer that question. Read on!
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