Grading student work — not with red ink

An important part of teaching is evaluating student learning.

For a media writing class, that evaluation includes reading and grading student writing…and reading and grading more student writing…and reading and grading more student writing.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies advises not using red ink for grading, as students have developed a negative outlook toward red ink after years of receiving “marked up” papers.

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