This Student Used Reverse Psychology To Convince His Teacher To Raise His Grade And People On Twitter Are Impressed

Twitter / @neilpascva

Have you ever been so close to getting an A in a class that it almost hurts? There’s something about getting 89.5% that’s somehow more painful than just getting a straight-up B, if only because you think of all the “what if” situations where you could have done better. All you can do is cringe and try your best to forget that you weren’t quite good enough.

But this student is proving that he knows how to play the game by turning that almost-A into a solid A-. How, you ask? Reverse psychology at its finest.

Twitter user Neil Pascua sent his teacher this clever email, knowing all too well that no teacher would lower a students grade intentionally.

Twitter / @neilpascva

His teacher admitted it was a new request, since students don’t often ask for worse grades than they already have.

And, just as Neil suspected, his plan worked:

Twitter / @neilpascva

Don’t believe him? Here’s proof.

He eventually had to admit to his teacher what he’d done, but she wasn’t even mad, because she’s a Cool Teacher.

Of course, people on the Internet were in awe of Neil’s plan, either because he was smart enough to think it up or because they were surprised it actually worked.

https://twitter.com/graciepillow/status/868945497272324096

https://twitter.com/isaacwirvin/status/868878115443015680

https://twitter.com/FVKME/status/869272271696924673

In fact, some people decided to try Neil’s method to no avail.

And a lot of others didn’t even try, because they knew it wouldn’t work favorably for them.

https://twitter.com/ylehay/status/869041843622825984

https://twitter.com/JUSTKlRAN/status/869009322176425984

https://twitter.com/HardxSteps/status/868734565224816641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.distractify.com%2F

Oh well, it’s worth a shot anyway. You may not get that A, but at least you know you tried. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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