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The process of refining my grading technique, initially in order to make an arduous task more manageable, has had the side effect of giving me a clearer perspective on how frequent intervention points improve student performance. While the intense model I describe in case study three (above) is best suited to a small course in which the instructor and student have regular, face-to-face contact, such sequenced assignment structures can be adapted to large lecture situations as well. The Internet is a convenient tool for managing these multiple points of intervention for us.
Fig.: This revised writing assignment plan will require more effort from the engineering professor and the writing instructors, but the students stand to gain practical experience in evaluating options in situations where there is more than one plausible answer.
Dennis G. Jerz