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Monday, November 29, 2010

Extra Credit

In an effort to put off grading some papers during BAT, I scanned the Internet for some interesting articles.

This one grabbed my attention immediately.  Why Extra Credit is Extra Wrong  I've always thought of extra credit (especially in the way described in the article) as wrong, wrong, wrong.  I also abhor giving extra credit when the assigned work hasn't been done. I mean what's the point in that, really?  Over the years I've succumbed to the pressure, so I offer a bit here and there just because. Although my feeling on the subject is really in line with this article, I still offer it. I'm starting to rethink it again....