In this category, students give feedback on whether their instructor: follows, the plan for the course as established in the syllabus; gives assignments related to the goals of the course; explains the grading system clearly; is accessible to students out of class; returns exams and assignments promptly if appropriate; gives assignments and exams that are reasonable in length and difficulty; assigns grades fairly.
|Most excellent teachers give students frequent assignments which allow them to apply course concepts and improve communication and problem-solving skills. Even in very large classes, these instructors make a point of reading and commenting on at least a sample of the papers or problem sets. Berkeley Suggestion|
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Online Resources: Tips and Strategies
The University of Michigan's teaching center provides a wealth of resources on tests and grading including the basics of test construction and advice on different kinds of tests. Also some help on how to grade writing.
10 Simple Steps for Grading Writing
Designing Writing Assignments includes students' expectations in writing assignments.
Univ of Michigan teaching center has a comprehensive list of resources on testing and grading covering writing assignments, essay tests, multiple-choice tests and more.
MSU offers a range of topics under assessment, including cats, rubrics, tests, etc.
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