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7) Mahesh, a pre-med. student, works two part-time jobs while attending Prestigious University. Mahesh finds his course load for the spring semester very challenging and he struggles to keep up with the assignments in his anthropology course. Mahesh knows anthropology instructor, Dr. B., thinks highly of him and that Dr. B has a reputation of being somewhat of a softy when it comes to “good” students. So, having missed the deadline for submission of an important paper, Mahesh goes to Dr. B with the story that he and his twin brother were in a serious car accident over the weekend. Mahesh explains that he didn’t hand in the assignment because he has been at the hospital sitting at his brother’s bedside in the intensive care unit where his brother is now on life support. Dr. B is of course very sympathetic and grants Mahesh an extension on the assignment. Later in the semester Mahesh once again finds himself behind the eight ball on an assignment… Consider each of the following questions and evaluate the case study: What is the action or inaction that is the cause for concern? Who or what may be affected? How will they be affected? (i.e., what are the possible consequences?)(250 words)

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7) Mahesh, a pre-med. student, works two part-time jobs while attending Prestigious University. Mahesh finds his course load for the spring semester very challenging and he struggles to keep up with the assignments in his anthropology course. Mahesh knows anthropology instructor, Dr. B., thinks highly of him and that Dr. B has a reputation of being somewhat of a softy when it comes to “good” students. So, having missed the deadline for submission of an important paper, Mahesh goes to Dr. B with the story that he and his twin brother were in a serious car accident over the weekend. Mahesh explains that he didn’t hand in the assignment because he has been at the hospital sitting at his brother’s bedside in the intensive care unit where his brother is now on life support. Dr. B is of course very sympathetic and grants Mahesh an extension on the assignment. Later in the semester Mahesh once again finds himself behind the eight ball on an assignment…

 

Consider each of the following questions and evaluate the case study:

  1. What is the action or inaction that is the cause for concern?
  2. Who or what may be affected?
  3. How will they be affected? (i.e., what are the possible consequences?)(250 words)

 

Structure of the answer

Take the help of the description given to form your own opinion.

  1. What is the action or inaction that is the cause for concern?

Mahesh finds himself for the second time.

  1. Who or what may be affected?

Mahesh’s course grade, GPA, and taking a long term view likelihood of acceptance to medical school could potentially be affected.

  1. How will they be affected? (i.e., what are the possible consequences?)
  2. What actions might be taken and what would the consequences of these actions be?

If Mahesh speaks to Dr. B and asks for help, Mahesh could receive an extension which would give him time to turn in a good paper and earn a good grade. Dr. B. might also be able to help Mahesh figure out how to manage his time better so Mahesh will not fall behind in the future.

If he lies to Dr. B which is what he did the first time, he could get more sympathy and another bailout but he could also get caught. In this case, he could get in serious trouble, fail the course and perhaps even be thrown out of college. So, depending on what he does the consequences could be severe.

5.What actions might be taken and what would the consequences of these actions be?

Mahesh could tell Dr. B that he has fallen behind. If he does this Dr. B could either give him an extension, help Mahesh learn how to better manage his time, or he may not give Mahesh an extension.