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Emergent questions about grades

So.

Grades are in.

Why is it that there are more thirteenth-hour questions than there were eleventh-hour ones?

I mean, I know I try to put students at ease when they needn't be alarmed, just because some of them are very antsy, and some are just a little insecure. Some students should be worried, though! To wit: grad students on the brink of a C or undergrads on the brink of a D or F should hit the books (or come and check on missing homeworks or their absolute standing) before the final. It's easy to say "I didn't see a grade posting, so I just guessed (read: assumed) I was okay"; it's quite another to know you only turned in half the assignments or turned the hour exams in half blank and then count on the curve.

... right?

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Banazir

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banazir
May. 22nd, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
Grade inflation: having things handed to you on a silver platter
Also:

Whatever happened to the days of when students were expected to work hard and not have everything handed to them on a silver platter?

It's relative, yes, but I for one am not willing to give up.
I herewith reaffirm that the Good Old Days of Accountability for Class Work "Not Gone Yet" in my courses.

K-State CIS students, you have been warned. ;-P

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Banazir

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