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Dear C is a Failing Grade

Dear Ms. Scholar, I recently saw the statistics on the numbers of As given in college classes nationwide. When more than 45% of students receive As, should we even give Ds and Fs? Perhaps C is a failing grade. Should … Continue reading

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Dear Devastated and Embarrassed

Dear Ms. Scholar, I received my first grade complaint this year, and I don’t know what to do. I am devastated that my student would complain, as I bent over backwards for her at several points this semester. I’m also … Continue reading

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Show Me the Numbers: Grades and Study Time

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery What are we thinking about this week? We leave you with two figures summarizing national data that, frankly, appall us. The next time that someone says to us that we are making … Continue reading

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