Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Final grades: explanation

Dear all,

I've gotten a few messages from you all wondering why the grade I gave you for your mid-term is different from the one you thought you got. If you take a close look at your rubrics, you'll see your grade for the mid-term is /20 which I translated into trentesimi. Then in my comment, based on the other work you'd done and your performance, I suggested a grade you might be getting. Your final grade is nothing more than an average of the different numbers you've been assigned during the year. This is what I hate about grades: it comes down to numbers, not real feedback.

Therefore, if you'd like to contest your grade or get 'real' feedback, please send me a message and I'll do the best I can, time permitting. If you feel you deserve a higher final grade, I'm open to discussion. Also keep in mind that I come from a faculty where grades tend to me much lower than the grades assigned at Lingue ;-)

Take care all,

Sarah

6 comments:

elenavi said...

Dear Sarah,

I’m sorry to bother you again…I sent you both an e-mail and a message on FirstClass, but I didn’t get a reply. I guess you have lots of e-mails to write back so it’s likely that you have lost my e-mail, or perhaps I didn’t receive your reply. Anyway, I’d really like to know my final grade:-D Can you send me an e-mail with my grade, please? My e-mail address is elenavi84@alice.it

Thank you very much!
All the best,
Elena Vivian

elenas said...

Hi Sarah, sorry to bother you. I know you have to work a lot this period but I'd would like to know my final grade. I contacted you through email but you were away. Since I didn't know my mid term paper grade, I would be happy to know, at least, my final grade.

It is a matter of curiosity and feedback, too.

Thank you for your patience,

e

Giovanna said...

Hi Sarah,
I would like to know my final grade. I sent you an e-mail but you were away. My address is zuva83@libero.it
Thank you very much.
Giovanna Foschini

Zara said...

Hi Sarah!
How are you? As my peers did and for the same reasons, I write you here because I'd like to know my final grade. My e-mail address is: sara.pahor@hotmail.it.
Thank you very much.
Have a great summertime!
Sara

Caroline said...

Hi Sarah,
I would like to know my final grade, too. I know you were away for work until June 17 but, the "messaggio automatico" is the only reply I got from you. Thank you very much.
Caroline

Caroline said...

I'm sorry. I forgot to give you my email address:
witte.caroline@gmail.com

Thank you.