From a senior graduating next month:
I have to take my dog into the vet this morning to get her skin checked. This is the only time I could get (I guess the [town] vet is really busy)for like a month and she really needs to get in to see him. I'm sorry I'm missing [other student]'s presentation and I will just drop the lab off in your mailbox later today.
What else is there to say?
From a student in my freshmen-level class- note the formal greeting:
I’m not sure if you have posted it or not cause it has been a while, but have you graded lab 9 yet? No worries if you have not, but I just want to make sure I was graded for that because I did complete it. Thanks!
Is this student unaware that the TA grades all the labs?
From a sophomore in my junior-level class
My name is [student] and I am in your T,TH class. Yesterday I ended up driving back home ([6-hour away town]) and after I got home, spent about 6 hours in the ER. Later this week I have appointments to see two different specialists reguarding my condition. Im sorry I couldnt make it to class today but I hope to be back on Tuesday. Thanks for your understanding.
I have no idea what the "condition" is
From a student in my freshmen-level course
Hi Dr. N,
This is [student]. I emailed a copy of my paper, due to printer/internet problems. Today in lab [TA] did not find a graded copy of it. It also is not listed as a grade on blackboard. I was wondering if you did not receive it or if any other problems or if it was just lost in the shuffel. Thank you for your time and help.
I had "forgotten" to print the paper that was emailed to me without my consent. The student lost some credit for emailing it.