I appreciate your e-mail protesting the C you received on your midterm exam. I know it must have taken a lot of courage to write me. (Of course, it would have taken even more courage to confront me in person, but whatever. Not everyone has gumption.)
I read your argument word for word. (Well, kind of. A lot of it was whiny, I’m-entitled-to-whatever- I-want blather, so you’ll forgive me if I skipped those parts.)
You made many good points, and I considered them carefully. You said the test was too broad in scope; that not enough time was allotted for completion; that some of the material wasn’t covered in class. You also claimed a C would wreck your GPA, and that your scholarship hinges on your academic performance.
Yes, good points, in all. I can assure you I pondered over them extensively, and after much debate — two minutes — I reached my conclusion:
The C will stand.