Monday, March 3, 2008

Grading of the Mid-Term

The Mid-Term draught is being returned today, with comments and a grade.
The grading procedure is as follows:
  • I have done intensive copy-editing and analysis, in red ink, on the first two-thirds of the essay. The remaining third is left unmarked, to provide you, once having read and studies my work, with a practical document on which to apply the same degree and type of copy-editing corrections yourself. Upon completion of that exercise, you are welcome to bring that to me in an Office Hour for discussion.
  • There is a circled grade beside my concluding comments at the end of your paper.
  • This is your conditional grade.
  • Upon revision of the draught, the mark can go down no more than one full letter grade and can go up no more than one full letter grade: conditional upon the quality of your revision.
  • If little revision is done, the conditional grade will stand
  • If no or poor revision is done the mark will go down.
  • If comprehensive revision is done, the mark will go up.
    • The mark after the revision will be the final grade for the assignment.
    • A complete re-write is possible, if the student feels that they wish to improve upon the range available from the conditional grade received. The complete re-write will be judged as a final revision and the grade on that re-write will be the final grade for the assignment.

    The mark after the revision, on the eight-week writing path, will be the final grade for the assignment.

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