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Chapter 11 is all about grades. We provide an overview of various grading systems, outline alternative grading options, and recommend strategies to maintain good grades.

Online Resources
This overview of grading systems from UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Teaching and Learning may be helpful in your role as instructor.
This New York Times article, “Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes,” discusses the discrepancy between students’ expectations of what grades they should get and instructors’ ideas of what grades the students have earned. It would make an interesting discussion starter for class.
Writer and lecturer Alfie Kohn’s 2002 article, “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation,” is good food for thought and another possible discussion starter.
U.S. News & World Report’s “15 Secrets of Getting Good Grades in College” has tips you’d expect—in a straightforward style (#5: Get you’re a** to class).
This article asks (and answers) the important question, “Does Your GPA Really Matter?”

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