Appeal Against Academic Assessment sample essay
This is an example only and you should make sure that the letter you submit is in your own words and reflects your personal situation. Letter formatting, content and suggested information to attach are included [within brackets]. Take care in the preparation of your letter as it is very important – for help with your letter you can contact an Education Officer on 08 6488 2295 or email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and request editing assistance.
Your address – put in the address that the uni should correspond with during the time of your appeal Contact phone numbers – home and mobile
[Indicate primary contact source]
Title, first name and surname of dean
Dean, [insert name of the faculty]
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling H’Way
Crawley WA 6009
RE: Appeal Against Academic Assessment
Dear [insert title and surname],
I wish to formally appeal against my final grade in [insert full name and code of unit]. Since the release of results I have sought feedback from my unit coordinator and an arithmetic check of my final grade was undertaken. I have considered the feedback provided by the unit coordinator and have appealed to the head of school. I was informed on [insert date of notification from school that your appeal was unsuccessful] that my appeal was not successful and that there would be no remark of my work. I believe that the head of school did not take all the factors into consideration and am appealing to you for the chance to have my work remarked.
[Insert a comment about your normal progress across your studies and in this unit – below is an example of what you could say]
During the semester I attended all lectures and tutorials and undertook all the required preparation. I also completed all the assessment components and my average results were in the credit range. My performance across all units is usually in this range [grade average] and I have generally made good progress through my studies.
[Insert comment on any feedback received and why you think the assessment is not correct. Remember it is not enough to just want an extra mark/marks to pass or to shift your mark from a fail to a pass or from a pass to a credit – you need to make a case to have the piece of assessment remarked – below is an example of what you could say]
The feedback provided by the unit coordinator indicated that my performance in the final examination was not at my usual standard and it is the result in the examination (worth 60%) that has impacted significantly on my final grade. I have reviewed my exam paper with the unit coordinator and believe that the mark received is not representative of my normal work standard or of the exam paper itself. In particular, the unit coordinator has indicated that I did not answer question five correctly. I have looked back through the material studied for the unit and believe that my answer was correct. I presented this information to the head of school who has advised that he has spoken to the unit coordinator and upholds the marking.
After considering the feedback, I would like to formally request that my final examination in [insert name and code of unit] be remarked. Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.
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