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I’ve been thinking. I kind of like students submitting assignments on time. But if a chunk of them are going to be late anyway, I have an idea. Note that almost all my assignments are blogposts. Here is how I will pose it to students (for feedback, but please give me your feedback too, as reader):
- If you submit on time, you follow the original assignment instructions
- If you submit same day but late, you need to follow original assignment instructions PLUS a paragraph reflecting on the class discussion around that topic.
- If you don’t submit on time and you were absent, or you submit more than a day late, you create a blogpost synthesizing ideas in blogs of 3 other students in class.
Does this seem fair? I don’t know if all should be eligible for full grade, though.
What do you think?