Blackboard E-mails Evidence of bias, prejudice, or lack of proper assessment This can be a tough one because simply speculating that the examiners acted unfairly is not enough, you actually have to prove it.
What should I argue in my academic appeal?
Dear Dr. Please note that the process indicated below will sometimes be modified based on the circumstances of the case number of instances of academic misconduct, faculty-specific rules, etc.
Student can also email or call the contact person in the academic integrity office that helped coordinate the original academic integrity hearing.
Your institution should let you know how to go about making an appeal. Remember: if you are arguing that you did not commit academic misconduct, avoid apologetic or guilty language. You should make sure your extenuating circumstances are officially recorded by the university because having to retrospectively claim for them is very tough — unless you have valid reaons.
The committee will be happy to see you trying to overcome a personal failing; they will be unimpressed if you try to hide your problems. However, this software is owned and operated by a for profit company. The committee will not be impressed if you try to blame those bad professors, your psycho roommate, or your unsupportive parents.
Here are some weak excuses given by students for not submitting ECs on time: They didn't know about the institution's procedures and deadlines for submitting ECs They were too embarrassed to do so They feared being discriminated or stigmatised against They forgot to do it They felt it wasn't necessary to claim ECs at the time of assessment because the coursework or exam seemed to go well The cause for not letting the university know about your extenuating circumstances prior to your appeal needs to be something significant and something that can't be questioned.
Being able to spot for facts that fit the limited appeal categories is a task that not all are suited for. Make references to your evidence so that the reader knows what to look at to appreciate the legitimacy of your claim.