Tuesday, September 29, 2009


In class last night we spent quite some time talking about rubrics. It made me think about my experiences with rubrics. I never liked rubrics because they made me include things in papers or assignments that I found needless. I thought doing a holistic approach would allow for students to have more freedom. Actually, it makes me look lazy and it gives students a chance to find loopholes. I guess we can't have trust in our students or work a little harder by letting students have some creativity. Give a rubric instead and make all the good Chemistry students hand in the exact same cookie cutter paper...year after year.

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