Get a Professor to Bump Your Grade Up

Want to get a better grade just for the hell of it? Or, sometimes you barely get a B- and needed that grade so your GPA does not drop too low and you lose your scholarship. Or, maybe you just think you deserve a better grade. Here are some excuses and guidelines on how to get your professor to bump you up:

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Arranging a meeting with the professor to discus your options should be your first step. You want to contact the professor as soon as you know you want your grade changed. Otherwise, the professor will think you are just some lazy ass that wants to get a free grade bump.

If it is the middle of the summer and you live in a different city, it is best to contact you professor through email and just ask that way. This may also be a good choice for those students who are a little more shy.

Be prepared

Before actually meeting with the professor or emailing him or her in full about the subject, make sure you are on top of your game. Click to continue reading…

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Friday Funnies: 70 Ways to Make a Women Happy

There are 70 ways to make a woman happy.

The first is to take her shopping.

The rest is 69.

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Friday Funnies: The Best Pen in the World

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300°C.

The Russians used a pencil.

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Star Wars: Bad Day at Work

I’m no big Star Wars fan, but this was so well done that I had to share it with you. No matter how bad your horrible $6.75/hour job is going, it will never be this bad. So brighten up:

[Source: Milk and Cookies]

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Piracy and Me

Would you steal a car!? If it was as easy as downloading a movie, yeah.

There is a big difference between piracy and stealing. The biggest problem with piracy is how easy it is to do it. There is also relatively low risk of getting caught due to the high number of individuals who do it. Also, there is isolation when you commit this “crime”. The RIAA might find out that someone from your house downloaded an illegal song, but they cannot definitely find out who. This is a big legal black hole, especially in most western countries where civil liberties are kind of a big deal (America may have gone to far west that it is now hitting Soviet Russia).

The big difference which makes it easier for people like the RIAA to sue you is that in American civil court you just need to found likely to have committed the act. This is opposite American criminal court where you have to be found guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

In the end it is a bit absurd that making a copy of something has such high legal ramifications. Someone stole my CD player from inside my car a few years ago. F them, now I don’t have a CD player. If they just stole this paragraph, I still have the paragraph.

[Source: Law and Order]

Inspiration:

[Source: Digg]

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