Thursday, 20 December 2007

Extra credit

Professor Karlson and Dean Anonymous both inveigh against ad hoc extra credit. I make a general policy of only giving extra credit on an “open to all takers” basis, and typically I build into my grading structures things that eliminate the need for extra credit, such as dropping low quiz grades and weighing exams so higher-scoring exams count more in the final average.

Now I just need to figure out the secret to taking attendance without having to deal with the stupid paperwork associated with absences for the spring.

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I totally agree with their points. I have received many emails over the years after posting grades, asking me what I will do to help him/her raise the final grade, sometimes even indirectly blaming me for their D or F.

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