Annotating Learning: Moving Past ‘You Didn’t Try’

When final projects are submitted, no one likes to believe that their students haven't “tried,” but sometimes it's hard to draw any other conclusion. Most of us work with at least a few (sometimes more) students whose papers are littered with errors. When we are faced with a large stack of homework submissions, it can be hard to look past crucial surface errors to find value in a student's thinking.

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