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.