Sarah Faye is a lecturer in the UC Davis University Writing Program. She is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Technical Communication at the University of Texas Tech. Her research interests include contract grading and assessment, Disability Studies, and the history of technical communication.
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