Friday, October 2, 2009

Mid-term Preparation: Effective Grading and Feedback

The next DGES TA Mentorship workshop is:
Mid-term Preparation: Effective Grading and Feedback
October 16, 2009, 12 to 1 pm, Loeb A211

TAs with grading responsibilities often feel overwhelmed by the volume and tediousness of marking exams from large classes. This not only makes the task harder than it has to be, but also runs the risk of compromising equity and transparency in grading.

This workshop will focus on tried and true methods for grading, as well as handy tips and tricks for graders that will help you grade gracefully. There will be three parts to this workshop: developing and using a grading rubric; giving effective feedback; and grading efficiently and fairly.

This workshop will count towards your five hours of mandatory training and towards the Certificate in Teaching Skills offered by the EDC.

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