Midterm 3 results and regrade requests

December 31, 2019

Dear all,

Your Midterm 3 results have been announced on Gradescope. The regrade period will be between January 3, 2020, 13:00 and January 5, 2020, 13:00.

Before making regrade requests, please read the following manual:

Here are the steps that you should follow before sending a regrade request:

  1. Read the sample solutions.
  2. Read the sample solutions once more.
  3. Read your own solution.
  4. You are able to see the grading rubric (located on the right when you display your paper), which means that you should be able to figure out where you lost/take points either by looking at the rubric (points you take are the highlighted items in the rubric) or the comment section or the markings on your paper.
  5. Read the rubric, the comment section and the markings on your paper.
  6. Decide whether or not there is an inconsistency with the rubric and your grading.
  7. If so, send a regrade request. If not, do not send a regrade request.

What is and What is not an acceptable regrade request?

  • You should keep in mind that we do not possess mind-reading abilities and consequently, while grading, we can only grade what we see on your exam paper not what was on your mind. This is exactly why “I didn’t mean that but I actually meant that…” is not an acceptable reason to send a regrade request.
  • You should also keep in mind that most of us have been doing this job for a long time and we have a pretty good idea of what solution deserves how many points. For this reason, it does not matter what you believe your solution deserves, and hence “I believe my solution deserves more…” is not an acceptable reason to send a regrade request either. In other words, we are not going to accept any regrade request objecting or arguing the grading rubric itself!
  • The regrading period allows students to realize their mistakes and to provide double-check opportunities with their exam papers in case of possible errors, such as submission of the wrong/missing rubric item(s). We expect you to decide whether or not there is such an inconsistency, and if so, then send a regrade request.
  • Do not send a regrade request just because you can not understand where your mistakes are.  You should be able to compare solution key and grading rubric with your solution.
  • Note that sending regrade request does not always mean that you will get an extra credit, in fact, in some cases it may also lead to lose credit.

Perhaps, we should finally point out that if you try to abuse the Gradescope’s regrade request system by sending regrade requests for the whole exam or sending obviously unnecessary regrade requests, then we may have to make you deal with the more formal procedure next time if you wish your exam to be regraded.

To sum up, please send a regrade request only if you genuinely believe that there has been a mistake in the grading of your exam.

Best regards

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