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Helping Students Balance Stress
“I throw out the assignment with the lowest grade. And I give
two exams: the highest grade is counted for 35 percent of the
final grade; the lower one counts 25 percent. This builds in
redemption. If students bomb the first exam, they can
redeem themselves. Otherwise they will just give up.”
—Professor, Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate
“I ask students to make up questions for the exam, so they
feel part of the process.”
—Professor, Microbiology
“I balance workload by giving more reading in the first third
of the semester than in the last third. I tell the students that I
am doing this because I am aware of the fact that they will
have accumulated work and prelims from other classes. This
is a signal to students that I am aware of their needs.”
—Professor, Near Eastern Studies