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Do you give extra credit in your classes? It should stretch your students.

My students want extra credit projects. But they also worry that if I offer them they become required. What to do? I think extra credit should be available because it takes advantage of a different kind of student energy. But … Continue reading

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The trouble with grading rubrics

Most of the advice I read about grading points to the importance of rubrics. Blackboard even lets me put a rubric up on the site. Why is this? What is a rubric? What is the trouble with rubrics? Well, according … Continue reading

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Grading: is it OK to drink beer and eat pizza?

We know a lot about fair grading. It is best all done at once. It is best that you grade all of one question before moving on to the next. It is best that one person grade all of one … Continue reading

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