Teacher Awards Class Extra Credit After Student Sends Song Lyrics

"Where is the love?" a student asked his professor in an email, in which he pleaded for extra credit points through clever use of The Black Eyed Peas lyrics. This is legitimate.

As the end of the term draws near, college students are frantic to pass final exams with flying colors, effectively giving their grades the boost needed to maintain a quality GPA. 

Missouri State University student Deondre Wallace is no exception. 

Wallace has to get a 97 percent on his test to get an A in one of his classes, but he thought he could use the extra help, so he sent his professor a very creative email that's making the rounds on Twitter:

The email reads,

"Dr. Moore,

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and no I don't mean Christmas. It's extra credit season! I know in your syllabus it says in bold and all caps, 'no extra credit, so don't ask' yet here I am anyways. I've been doing the math, to keep my A I have to get a 97% on the final and we both know that's not happening.

'People killin,' people dyin,' Children hurt and you hear them cryin,' Can you practice what you preach? Or would you turn the other cheek?  Father, Father, Father help us. Send some guidance from above. 'Cause people got me, got me questionin,' Where is the love?'

Where is the love Dr. Moore? With all the bad going on in the world, you have the opportunity to brighten up your students' lives by offering extra credit. Can you find it in your heart? Where is the love?"

Moore's smooth insertion of the classic jam by The Black Eyed Peas served him well. This is the response he received from his teacher:


For making me laugh, I will just give you and the rest of the class 20 extra credit points. It's been a pleasure having you in class this semester. I'll see you Thursday!


Twitter went wild, of course.

Many users claim they'll try out a similar tactic at their schools, but let's be real: Most professors aren't as chill as Wallace's.

In any case, best of luck!

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