Ungrading English 101: Grading Criteria

Ungrading English 101: Grading Criteria

30% of your grade is based on your grade on the English Department’s Final Essay Examination. 15% will be determined by the cumulative grade for your formal essays. The other 55 % of the class will be determined by US…which brings us to…

Your first assignment will be working with your classmates to determine what achievements make for an A, B, C, D, and F class grade. Note: This will be calculated with your final essay exam grade for your semester grade.

Assignment 01: Your Class, Your Grades

Let’s build this semester’s grading rubric together by editing this Google Doc.

  1. Before we next meet, review the grading rubric and suggest changes.
  2. We will then discuss the additions/changes in the next class session to finalize this as our grading standard for the remainder of the semester.
Review the Grading Criteria Rubric in Google Docs

If you do not yet know how to do so, view this quick video on how to add comments to a Google Doc.

Some things to think about as you comment and suggest changes:

  1. Think about what you have been taught an “A” student does–do you think all those qualities and behaviors accurately express if the “A” student learned something? 
  2. WHAT qualities and behaviors are necessary to help a student gain the most useful experiences from a course?
  3. How can we hold those standards for ourselves to meet as the semester moves along?

Comment your ideas! Remember this will be the standard for the class to help us determine what we should do to finish the semester with the grade we want.

  1. Review the rubric below. Do you agree with the description that falls under the grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F”?
    1. Comment your suggested changes–explain your reasoning if you think people might need to understand your reasoning.
  2. Do you agree or disagree with someone? Indicate that (emojis are fine feedback for this!).
  3. Complete your comments and suggestions by TBD
Preview of Grading Rubric

Grading Rubric Table with columns A-F across and grading categories along the rows.

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