An Appeal letter, as the name suggests, is written to make a request to an authority to carry out a particular action desirable to the writer. it can be written in any situation but in an official capacity. An Appeal letter written by a student could be addressed to the authorities inside the academic premises or to the higher authorities outside of the academic world.
An appeal letter by a student can be written for multiple reasons such as an appeal for extending the deadline for a particular assignment, to excuse him/her from a particular semester due to health or any relevant issue, it could also be written as an appeal to bring to justice a fellow student for committing a prohibited act, or it could be written asking for pardon. Below mentioned are the tips and sample that will help you write the letter.
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Student Appeal Letter Writing Tips
- There is no room for ambiguity. The student should be clear in his statement and reasons for the appeal.
- Other than approaching the proper authority, it is important that the professional tone of the letter be maintained.
- Be precise in stating your facts. Do not muddle them up or the appeal won’t have the desired effect.
- Be honest and sincere in your letter to make sure that the authorities understand your side of the story.
Student Appeal Letter Template
Use our free Student Appeal Letter to help you get started. If you need additional help or more examples check out some of the sample letters below.
Date: _____ (Date on Which Letter is Written)
Subject:_______________________(Mention the purpose)
I am _____ (Your Name). I am a student at _________(mention the institution) and am writing this letter to bring to your notice the injustice that has been committed in regard to the ______(mention the case). Firstly, the rule book states that_______(mention the rule) and secondly, I had provided a prior notice to ______(mention the person concerned).for the cause of providing justice to me by allowing me to go back to my class and make up for the lost classes. Let me inform you that I have not done anything wrong intentionally and yet still forcibly made to suffer all these atrocities on account of the unfortunate stand taken by the teacher in this regard. Hope you may consider my appeal and execute justice
Keeping in mind that I had done my duty by following the protocol for ______(mention the case) I request you to look into this situation and come to a fair decision. I have attached a copy of the notice with this letter.
Name and signature
Date: February 12, 2001
Shamrock High School,
Subject: Appeal letter
Dear Mr. Hardman,
I am a 10th-grade student at your school. I am writing to bring to your notice my unfair and unjust expulsion fo the Physics class by Mr. Fetzer, on the grounds of inattentiveness. In my defense, I would like to point out that fo the past two semesters I have been scoring the top grade and only last week I was chosen to represent the school at the city Science Fair. Kindly place before you my case of being unjustifiably suspended from the class for two days by the physics teacher. The complaint that he made against me is that I am careless and not attentive to his class. This is not true. As you can see in the last two quarterly exams, I was one of the toppers in his paper. He is still acting in a partisan way to degrade my morale.
Mr Fetzer is using ridiculous reasons for justifying his action. He is under the impression that I was trying to disrupt his lecture when I happened to ask a valid question in front of the class and he was unable to reply to it satisfactorily. I request you to have a word with him and cancel my suspension.
The following is an Email Format to be followed for Student Appeal Letters.
Subject: Appeal Letter
Dear _____(name of the receiver),
I, the undersigned student on behalf & as a representative of my class _____________; in relation to the subject, would kindly request you to change the dates of our internal examinations scheduled for a couple of subjects on the same day within a couple of weeks.
Since we have been working really hard for these exams we would like to sit for all of them and not postpone any for the next semester. It is very unfortunate that the schedules have been mixed up but it is our sincere request that you look urgently into this matter.
Thanks & Regards.
_______(name of the sender)