I had a student who did almost nothing at all in my class all year. Come final exams, his OVERALL grade in my class was a 3% (I didn’t think that was even possible…that’s a THREE, no typo). Right before the final, he asked me:
“Mister Karabekian, I saw my grade last night…if I get a ‘C’ on this test, will I have an ‘A’ in your class?”
1. Current grade: 3%
2. Final Exam: 70-79%
4. Overall grade: 90-100%?
(I also love his “shoot for the stars” attitude of ‘if I get a ‘C’! Kid was shooting for the ceiling…or maybe even the door frame.)