Grade Reconsideration for BIOL 310
For those that agree with the following email, and believe that our grades are not reflective of the knowledge we have gathered and the effort we put into this class.
I am emailing as a student in the BIOL 310: Genetics course taught by Dr. Merk and Dr. Prosser. I truly enjoy this class and I loved studying for this class and learning everything that was taught. I am a full-time student and a full-time worker. Our office is open 7 days a week, and I work all of those days. Due to this, I was unable to attend any of the TA sessions that were offered for extra credit, which was the only possibility of getting any points added to our grades. However, this would still not have been enough as my classmates have pointed out. The topic was fascinating and the lectures were taught very well and I have learned a lot. Unfortunately, the tests were not reflective of the material covered or even mentioned, in lecture. Every time before one of our exams I would study for a good week and a half, not even sleeping to try and prepare for the exam. However, each exam stumped me because I felt like a lot of material was not reflective of the lectures. I do understand that this course was the first one ever taught by Dr. Prosser, and Dr. Merk, and as such the course exceeded expectations and I truly enjoyed the class. However, because of the way that the tests were written, and since they were never tested on previous students, the class average has never been a 70 or higher. There are so many people at risk of failing this class, and I truly believe there should be some curve applied. I appreciate you reading this, and taking it into consideration.