Thursday, February 11, 2010

A crowded top of the class

[Harvard] history professor Steven E. Ozment said he gives out grades based on participation and student understanding of the material.

“When someone is excited, it is hard to say they shouldn’t get an A,” Ozment said. He estimates that about 80 percent of his students have earned A’s over the past four or five years, all of which were “fully deserved.”
--Monika Robbins, Harvard Crimson, on the GPA doctor

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