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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 6 (2005) pp 473-477

The Art of Good Grading—A Training Seminar for Graduate Students

Jason Cooke* and Anna D. Jordan

Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2G2, jason.cooke@ualberta.ca
Received July 5, 2005. Accepted September 5, 2005.

Published online: 17 Novenber 2005

Abstract. As one part of a larger orientation program to train new graduate teaching assistants for their upcoming teaching assignments, a seminar has been developed to underscore some of the important topics instructors should consider before undertaking the task of grading. The general areas addressed are good grading practices; administrative responsibilities; specific practices for examination grading; the supervisor’s perspective; and other topics, such as dealing with student complaints, cheating and plagiarism, and providing academic support for students in difficulty.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; laboratory instruction, TA training/orientation, grading/evaluation

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: jason.cooke@ualberta.ca)

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Issue date: December 1, 2005

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