Desperate situation about grade in chemistry in college?

Desperate situation about grade in chemistry in college? I asked about my grade from my professor on email and he told me I made a 73 on the final but my final grade for the class is not determined yet. I am really worried about my grade because I am pre med. If i make a C for the course my pre med dreams would be over. Here is the situation. On my third exam I made a 71 because I made 3 mistakes which dropped my grade by 12 points. I couldve easily made a B or B+ on the test and I wouldnt be as worried for getting a C for the class. My average test scores for the class is a 75 which is 42% of our grade. My average for my lab should be a 96. Depending on how well I do on the last lab , I shouldnt get any lower than an 90. Lab is 25 percent. I have a 100 for my homework (8 percent) and a 73 for the final (25%). The reason I didnt do as well I should have on the final was because I depended on the ACS study guide only and it was very different. I didnt go over acids/bases, naming, and unit conversions. If I had studied these I couldve probably gotten 5-10 more correct, which wouldve netted me a B or B+ on the exam proabably, maybe even an A. I want to send an email to my professors, explaining my situation. About how worried I am about getting a C for the course and I dont know what to tell him. When you average my grades you get a 59.75 without the lab. I need to get at least a 90 on the lab to get an 80 but I am still worried that I might get a C for the course. Can anyone give me any sort of advice in what I should write in my email? I dont want to sound childish. I just want to explain my situation and ask if I could do anything, possibly anything to not get a C in the class. I was thinking about asking him what the class average was for the final was and tell him how I studied for the final. Is there anything I could possibly do? Please help

Asked By: asdfdasahfdsgdsrhstdghfdg - 12/20/2009
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so.. you're correct on your calculations. A 90 average on the lab gives you an 80.25 overall. Now I don't know how many labs you did in the class but if it was say.. 10. then you would need a 36/100 on the last lab to get the "B" grade for your course. If you only did say..5 labs, then you would need a 66% on the... More
Answered By: m w - 12/20/2009
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First, I'd confront him in person if possible. Let him know your situation. If that's not possible, write him an email explaining that you did work/study very hard and you have homework and lab grades to back that up. Ask for leniency... More
Answered By: Spencer - 12/20/2009
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