I just had major surgery over the break so I am still recovering and hope to be well enough to get back into it next semester - I just didnt want to quit in the fall because I was too far, but at the same time I took a huge risk. Anyways, I am going to make an appointment with my professor as soon as I get back into town to discuss my test. From the grade I received, the professor is pretty much telling me I did not learn one thing in torts and that what I did during the semester was a waste of time. It was an open note test so I guess expectations are a little higher but this was everyone's first semester so I dont see how everyone could have done significantly better. If you guys went to your professor to "discuss" your grade, how would you approach it? Would it seem unreasonable for her to regrade it in light of my circumstances even though it was "blindly" graded? Thanks!
I really doubt you can convince her to re-grade that particular exam BUT you might be able to go through the dean and request a new exam. I say that only because I don't see the professor having the authority to favorably reassess an exam like that whereas a retake might be more impartial on its face. iirc, the standard procedure at some schools would be to require you to take the exam the next time it is offered (which might be next fall term) so that the blind grading and curve are preserved and the professor does not have to write a whole new test for you. The best route would definitely have been to inform them ahead of time and receive some sort of exception because now it gives the appearance of impropriety. That is, you want to keep your good grades and redo your bad grades.
With that said, if anyone gets a no questions asked retake, you do.