Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Essay Grading

After receiving your first course essay with complete marking this week, you might refer to the "Letter Grade Criteria for Essays" link in the Pertinent & Impertinent list here on the blog.

If you have any specific aspect for discussion about the grade that your essay has earned, relate the essay and the copy editing and comments from the TA to these objective criteria. Were you then to bring the essay to an TA's Office Hour for discussion, frame your remarks and questions directly to these criteria. This provides an independent standard and a common framework for understanding the expectations and requirements for a scholarly essay at the University level.

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