Question by Gemma Doyle: Please read my appeal letter and tell me what you think?
Got caught skipping class. Now I have to write an appeal. My reasons are true because I know the school administrative are not stupid. Thanks!
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter to appeal my frozen credibility for my eleventh year in high school. My name is Olivia Hutchinson and my student ID is ********. The cause of my multiple absences in classes is not due to a chronic illness or a legitimate excuse but rather to some personal problems. As you may know, Henry Parker’s first period Pre Calculus class only consists of 11 students: 10 males and 1 female. That lone female would be myself and like any other girl, I felt uncomfortable. Instead of not letting the gender ration bother me, I took the easy way out. As time went by, I talked myself into not attending class, convinced that I could teach myself by reading the textbook. Just recently, I started attending class again because my idea of teaching myself failed and I needed to raise my grade immediately. Unfortunately, I had a failing grade, so I put an end to cutting math class. Presently, I’ve raised my grade to a “C+” and am confident that I can finish the school year with a “B”. Since I’ve started attending class, I also found that being the only female is actually not as bad or uncomfortable as I perceived it to be. As for missing numerous second period classes, which would be Video Productions with Robb Sanders, my only excuse was the desire to not go to a class where my filming group always refused to film a video and instead, insist on doing their homework for other classes. So with that, I had migrated to the school library where I, too, could do my homework without having to face Mr. Sanders and feeling bad about doing my homework in his class instead of filming. I had acquired many extra credit points from filming basketball games during the winter quarter so I wasn’t too leery of my grade. The reason that has me coming back to Video Productions class in the last few days and present, is the letter that was sent to me from the high school, stating that if I kept up my normal routine, my school credits will be frozen. If anything, I would say that the letter would be my “wake-up call”. I didn’t really understood nor cared what the consequences were for skipping class but now, knowing that my credits are in danger of not transferring to my transcript, I can promise that I will be attending my classes and am prepared to devote my attention into finishing my incomplete assignments and not risk disappointing my teachers and my parents. To whoever took the time to read my appeal: I know I did not thoroughly think about how my actions would affect me but I hope that you will give me the chance to redeem myself. If need be, my father’s phone number is ***-***-****nd his email address is ******. I can also be reached at either ***-***-**** or ******.
Answer by Hannah Tom
It sounds very professional.
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