Grade Bargaining


Beyond being heavily staged, shows like Pawn Stars are amusing if you think of their practices being done in any other environment. Some students do try to negotiate grades. I’m not sure where this works, but I suppose it does for some.

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MEGAN: Here's my paper, professor!
KLOWNUS: Hmm, looks legit. The paper feels right, and it has a nice patina.

KLOWNUS: I've got to be honest, I get papers in here all week. Most of them sit on that shelf and nobody ever looks at them. I've got to make money off this. The best I can do for you is a B.

MEGAN: What? Have you been watching Pawn Stars again?
KLOWNUS: Look, I've got a guy I can call and come look at it if you want..


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