I can speak with unquestionable authority on this issue. Professors hate grading and assigning grades. After 32 years in the college classroom, I have to admit that students have been accepting of the grades I’ve assigned. However, every once in a while some student will come a-complaining.
All professors & instructors can relate to the video, “I Am Worried About My Grade.” Give a student a lower grade than what the student wants, and you risk having the student march into your office demanding a better grade. Oh, sometimes it is couched in terms of a request, but the tone of request reveals it is a demand.
I’ve taught at public universities and private colleges, and it seems to me that demanding students are worse at private colleges. And yes, I’ve even heard, “It’s your fault I received this bad grade.”
I found this video on YouTube. I did not create it. It does seem to strike a cord, though.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht