Grading in the Humanities and Social Sciences


McLennan Library Building 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
Grading in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This hands-on seminar will explore the unique challenges and difficulties of grading written work and student research in these fields. Specifically, we will discuss the risks of grading bias and accountability from the perspective of both students and instructors. Finally, will consider the formative and summative components of essays and written examinations as well as the advantages of using a rubric when grading.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the dual role of assessment in courses.
  • Know how to establish criteria and standards.
  • Know how to deal with issues of plagiarism.


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