I dole out points and pluses and minuses
As and Bs, and the students collect.
They compute averages.
They doublecheck addition.
They hold the grading scale up to the sun
to see where they land.
Their questions pre-final are
never about content.
"How many points do I need to..."
"If I got 65 on the final what would that mean..."
Q: Has anyone here ever withheld grades for the term?
Have you ever run a system of any kind that gave feedback
but no scores, opting instead to offer the final letter grade only
at term end? Did it work? Can it work? Does it recalibrate
their snowflaky brains?