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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

If you want to shoot yourself in the foot, go ahead, I guess...

We are working on the proper formatting of business letters and memos. In order to provide maximum assistance to students and allow them to earn the best grades possible, I offered to correct their first attempts w/out taking any points off. As a result, attempt #2 can be an easy A. If attempt #1 is submitted on time, of course.

They had one full week to submit attempt #1. As of noon today (deadline), only 6 out of 15 students took advantage of my offer. Judging from the number of corrections so far, others are going to earn pitiful grades. Just wondering, did you ever have a similar experience?

1 comment:

Seeking Solace said...

Yep. I often give students the chance to rewrite essays to raise their grades. And of course, they don't take advantage of it and cry when their grade not what they expected.

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