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Sample appeal letter – any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental.

G Raymond
123 First Street,
Anytown ON, A1B 2C3
                                                                     May 16, 2004.
Mr Dean Smith
Dean, Academic Division
Fanshawe College
1460 Oxford St W. P.O. Box 7005
London ON. N5Y 5R6

Dear Sir;

I am a student that has just finished the first year of the Crime Scene Investigation
program. I am writing to you to appeal a grade in Forensic investigation techniques
(CSIN 1005) taught by Professor Jones.

I feel that the grade was unfair for the following reasons. In late February, Prof Jones
came into class and stated that we were too slow, and as a result, he would not have time
to conduct the four tests that were planned. Instead, he said that he would have three
tests. The course information sheet indicated that the class was to have four tests (each
worth 20%) with 10% for participation. Under the changed marking system, the final
exam would be worth 40% of the final grade. Prof Jones also changed the final from a
1.5-hour test to a 3-hour exam. At the time, I did not protest because I had achieved over
80% on the first two tests.

Knowing the final exam would be worth 40% of the final grade, I studied a great deal for
the final exam. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond my control made it impossible for
me to pass the exam. Half way through the final exam, construction crews started to use a
jackhammer outside the test room. This disruption destroyed my concentration. I had to
leave with only half of the test written. I spent the rest of the afternoon in bed with a
headache. I failed the exam and therefore the course.

After the exam, I approached the teacher and asked for a rewite, but he indicated that it
would not be fair. I received 83% on both the first two mid-term tests, and 6/10 for
participation. I am a good student, but do not feel that my mark is fair because the exam
weighting was changed, and the final exam was not conducted in a fair manner. I would
like to have another opportunity to rewrite the final exam in order to prove that I can pass
the course. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this matter. I can be reached at
555-5820

Sincerely,


G. Raymond

Ombuds Office ,-.s/-0e 1233e4e                                                           2/2
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