Sometimes students ask questions about assignments, much to the chagrin of their teachers, such as “Is this enough?  Is this what I was supposed to do?  Is this what you want?”

What we really want, is for you to invest in the assignment and learn something from it!

  • To get a passing grade (60% – for example, 3/5 or 6/10), you must deliver your assignment on time, in the format requested, and it should do what was asked.
  • To get a better grade, projects should be given a sense of completeness – think of them as a “finished work.”  This could mean adding a title, writing some brief conclusions, including a visual.  Proofreading to make sure there are no errors will help too!
  • To get a top mark, in addition to what has been mentioned, projects should show a sense of engagement with the ideas or material of the course, as well as energy, creativity, or genuine insight.  This will indicate you have really thought about the topic and devoted real effort, and have gone beyond simply doing “what you were supposed to do.”