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Seese, Lillian

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Registered: 12/6/04
RE: Partial credit.
Posted: Apr 29, 2007 9:55 PM
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Isn't this a humbling time of the year?

I realized a while back that it might have been possible for a student to
pass my classes without ever getting a single problem compeltely correct.
So now I give NO partial credit whatsoever. I give back up to 50% of the
points missed to students who submit corrections along with an analysis of
what mistakes they made on each problem. I only do this if students have a
100% on their hoemwork grade for the chapter. If they have x% (where x<100)
then they get back 50% of x times the number of points they correct. I
always put the 2 most missed problems onthe next test (so it is to their
advantage to really understand what they did wrong). I think it has made a
huge difference. I don't have any higher pass rate, but they seem to
realize that a mistake is a mistake, and they don't argue with me about my
taking off too many points for a "little" error. Lillian Seese SLCC

-----Original Message-----
Sent: 4/29/2007 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: Partial credit.

I am also sooooooo tired of partial credit. So tired, that after
many many assignments and tests this semester in Calc 2, I have decided
do what I swore I wouldn't ever do, give a multiple choice final. I
however, not included "none of the above." I just know myself and if I
all the work, and they make a small error, I will be so tempted to give
them partial credit. Most of my students are Engineering majors, and I
them "You want partial credit? Go watch Modern Engineering disasters on
History channel. There reaches a time, when you have to get the problems


Joan Kessler, NBCT (Bookbinder)
Mathematics Department
College Academy @ Broward Community College
3501 SW Davie Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone: (754) 321-6900 x 2012


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