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In Praise of the Point System

In Praise of the Point System In Praise of the Point System Ruth Lupul California State University, Northridge After initial reluctance to when numbers are accumulated over overcoming my try it, many assign- I have discovered of the no student can be assured of a many ments, advantages point guaranteed over letter I have become a on the scale. grading system grading. spot grading late but a zealous one. I now use numbers Such a situation works both convert, against complacency for individual Final for and When is students grading assignments. grades despair. competition keen, business communication classes are letter start for to accumulate extra my grades looking ways points. because that is a One I offer is that university requirement. However, opportunity rewriting papers I’m not sure that a numerical score as a final fall below a &dquo;7&dquo; on a is scale. Another ten-point course wouldn’t be more fair and more research. Still a third is a short oral grade library report. accurate. A fourth be individual in an area we might study It took me several to come around to have not had time to cover in class. years numerical Instead of for As we all do more than motivate. grading. kicking myself http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ABCA Bulletin SAGE

In Praise of the Point System

ABCA Bulletin , Volume 46 (1): 2 – Mar 1, 1983

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0001-0383
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Abstract

In Praise of the Point System Ruth Lupul California State University, Northridge After initial reluctance to when numbers are accumulated over overcoming my try it, many assign- I have discovered of the no student can be assured of a many ments, advantages point guaranteed over letter I have become a on the scale. grading system grading. spot grading late but a zealous one. I now use numbers Such a situation works both convert, against complacency for individual Final for and When is students grading assignments. grades despair. competition keen, business communication classes are letter start for to accumulate extra my grades looking ways points. because that is a One I offer is that university requirement. However, opportunity rewriting papers I’m not sure that a numerical score as a final fall below a &dquo;7&dquo; on a is scale. Another ten-point course wouldn’t be more fair and more research. Still a third is a short oral grade library report. accurate. A fourth be individual in an area we might study It took me several to come around to have not had time to cover in class. years numerical Instead of for As we all do more than motivate. grading. kicking myself

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ABCA BulletinSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1983

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