DJ Quinn is a lecturer in the UC Davis University Writing Program, where he was previously a graduate student, and teaches whatever courses need coverage. His teaching and scholarly interests include contract grading, trauma-informed pedagogy, and disability and writing pedagogy.
Contract Grading – So Your Instructor is Using Contract Grading…
Educational psychologists have shown that grades can undermine student engagement with their own work, making them more focused on grades than on learning (Kohn 29). As a result, students are often more concerned with how to get an “A” than how to write effectively for different audiences, purposes