Students sometimes think of grades as indicators of their worth or future opportunities, and they may fixate on their grades more than what they could be learning. Instructors, however, assign grades in a process of giving students feedback about their learning. It’s vital for students to learn from their work and GSI feedback should help that happen.

For more about student motivation and grading, see the How Students Learn talk Why Students Learn and (Sometimes) Don’t Learn.

Writing Comments on Student Work
Practice Commenting on Sample Papers
Returning Student Work
Helping Students Understand Their Grades