... but making it seem like it's their fault? (I don't think the sympathy angle would work.) Basically, I took Biology this semester and completely blew it off. I was positive that I would pull off a B (which I would have no problem with). I ended up getting a 793 out of 1000.(7 points away from a B. 7/10th of a percent! ) I've never been one to "test" the system because I figure that these professors already get enough %@%@ from students, making them reluctant tolisten to anyone's case. What better time than now to try it out? What could I say to my professor that would give me the best chance ofgetting him to bump me up 7 points for the B?