In a nutshell, I did horribly in two of my courses and I was not able to drop them in time for the drop-date deadline. So now, those two courses will be in my transcript and effecting my overal GPA and my major GPA. I found out that I could write a petition to get these two courses erased from my transcripts. From my school website it says that the petition letter should include:
"Circumstances or grounds for the petition: explain in detail all the circumstances and problems which prompted your petition request. If you are requesting to drop some but not all of your courses in a term or session, explain your selectivity."
How do I go about writing this? How do I begin writing this? What format? First person? Third person? How do I make this sound formal? What should I start talking about?
I suppose you talk to a teacher (probably your English teacher) and ask them what the best way would be to start it off. I would probably write it in third person. You may want to follow this layout:
Introducing statement(something interesting, a fact, a question, a small explanation) Plan(say what you will be talking about. Ex: constantly, I have seen thing 1, thing 2, thing 3. Or: this is easily included by thing 1, thing 2, thing 3)
Topic sentence (thing 1)
Sum it all up(reword topic sentence and plan)
Hope this is what you're looking for.
Do you have a good reason for this Janice? Usually things like this require reasons such as long term illnesses or something that kept you out for a while. If you just want them off because you failed them for not trying hard enough or not understanding the material, etc... Chances are you won't be able to lose them.
Well if it's a petition, you should first find a whole bunch of people to sign it to prove they support you and your motives. Then in the actual letter, address the issue, support it, and finish by saying u have this many people who also support you.
I actually talked to an advisor about my marks and everything. She was the one who suggested I try. I don't exactly have a great reason, but I do know a few people why who were in my situation and were able to get it
It's not actually a petition like that lol. It's just a letter to the committee in my school asking to drop my marks. But thanks.
I don't even get why it's called a petition.
I wish you the best of luck then!