I am writing this letter to appeal the grade I received in Organic Chemistry this fall. I feel as though I was graded unfairly and I would like to explain why. The main reason that I feel I was graded unfairly is because the instructor was very unclear in what she expected.
We were not given clear instructions for the projects that we were expected to complete and when I asked for help she basically told me to “figure it out.” I researched the projects thoroughly and completed the work to the best of my ability and yet every assignment came back with poor grades. When I asked the instructor how I could improve my grades or what I needed to do better the next time she seemed too busy to be bothered. If she did bother to give me an explanation the reasons all seemed arbitrary or dismissive. Several of my classmates expressed the same concerns but our concerns were never addressed.
Chemistry is my passion and I do desire to excel but I cannot meet the expectations if I do not know what they are.