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Why Grades Still Matter

High standards coupled with high expectations — including encouragement, not derision — create real student success.
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Why I'm Easy: On Giving Lots of A's

The importance of encouraging students who are weighed down by preprofessional courses to take a class for — dare I say it? — pleasure.
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I’m Not Ready to Quit Grading

But I am ready to ask students to do more self-assessments, and to give their "grading" as much weight as mine.
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Carrot Versus Stick Teaching

Students try harder, and learn more, when your grading includes rewards, rather than just punishments.
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How to Escape Grading Jail

In the end-of-the-semester crush, our students don’t do their best work in all-night cram sessions, and neither do we.