Mitigate the negative impact of late work

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Using Grading Practices That Motivate Students

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Mitigating the Negative Impact of Late Work

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Mitigate the negative impact of late work

Penalties for late work distort the achievement record for students and can harm student motivation (O’Connor, 2010). Although we do want students to be responsible and submit assignments in a timely fashion, reducing grades for work that is submitted late distorts the student’s grade because we are now grading behaviors, not academic achievement.

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