Monday, February 18, 2013
It is very rare that I give students extra credit opportunities. However, this week, there is an event going on on campus that I am interested that my students in my language courses attend. Therefore, I carefully designed an assignment around that event and offered my students extra credit if they completed the assignment. What I just realized is that I never told them how much was the extra credit worth. I didn't say it when I announce the possibility of extra credit, and I didn't mention it on the document that contain the instructions for the activities. I completely forgot. What surprises me is that nobody asked. So that got me thinking: is there a "usual" "amount" of what an extra credit activity is worth? Does it depend on the activity? I had an idea in mind (and a generous one, I believe), but since I seldom do this, I wanted to ask the blogosphere if there is some sort of guide or rule to follow as to how much an extra credit activity is worth (this activity is particular, they have to attend an event on campus and then write a 2-3 pages personal reflection, in English, following the questions and prompts that I put in the assignment).
Posted by Spanish prof at 5:35 PM