Conversation between me and Chris on Aug 13:
[Ling] This is Tim’s message to Mr TL today:
Hi Mr. TL I was wondering if there was any way I could remake any of the tests at all. I’m pretty sure that the only way is to retake the course, but my parents think otherwise. Anyways, get back to me whenever possible.
That is not explaining the situation
[Chris] okay I’ll talk to him
[Chris] Left him a voicemail, telling him how and what to say, and followed up with a text message telling him to check his voicemail: told him he needs to send Mr TL another message explaining that his bike was stolen on the day of the test, so he knows he didn’t do his best on that day, beacuse he was disctracted and upset, and wanted to know if there was anything else he could do – a makeup test or an extra assignment so he could get a chance to show his true knowledge of the subject matter
[Chris] No problem.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry – I mean that message he sent is 100% accurate, but at the same time misses a number of important details
[Ling] He still does not understand what problem he tries to solve by sending that message.
His goal is to improve the marks without re-take the course. If there is a policy, sometimes you still can get what you want with some exceptions, like what we did with our morgage application. He needs to understand there are lots of exceptions for written rules; if you are good at asking, you will likely to get it.
[Chris] I talked to him – he told me he did now send a message to Mr. Truelove through the RVS system, explaining the situation and asking if there was anything he could do to improve his mark
Tim’s message to his Chem12 teacher at 4:48pm that day:
04:48 pm: Also, on a side note, my parents insist that the last day of the test I think I might’ve been a little disoriented by the loss of my bike and all. I don’t really think that can warrant a retake any more, but all’s said and done