Also Datschmidt raised his notebook check grade by 10% for his contributions.
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Also, as i am entering grades there is a problem that is arising over and over again. Students do not have their bridge notebooks in class for me to check. I have now entered those grades as missing. this has hurt many grades. I have also entered grades as missing for rough drafts of papers. they were due last Friday. i have received three of them. if i don't have them by Wednesday then i cannot reasonably be expected to review them and then get them back to be useful in iterating for the final draft.
I have still deciding if i will change the gradebook to have these grades be a part of the 1st quarter instead of the second quarter since most of the work was first quarter. I suppose i will make that decision after i have seen all the papers and the numbers, so i know how it would effect those grades.