**I MODIFIED THE “CUMULATIVE SCORE” IDEA that was in an earlier version of this post. See below for details.**

This post is to explain how to read your blogging grades on ANGEL.

As is explained on the syllabus, the blogging component is worth 35% of your grade. There are three five-week “blogging periods” ending 2/13, 3/27 and 5/1, each of which will be assessed separately. The best score over the three blogging periods will be counted towards your grade.

When you look on the ANGEL gradebook for your course, you will see three “assignments” for blogging, one corresponding to each of the three blogging periods. When each blogging period is completed, the assignment will record your score for that period. This will be scored out of 50, and then scaled to represent 35% of the total grade points available.

The instructors will meet each Monday to review the blog postings for the previous week. However, the grade is awarded for the blogging period as a whole. After some thought, I’ve decided *not* to award week-by-week cumulative grades, as they could be confusing and also because we want to assess your contributions for the whole blogging period in terms of the qualities listed in the grading rubric. You are welcome to consult an instructor in office hours or elsewhere for feedback about your blogging contributions.

If you have questions or need more information about a particular grade, you are welcome to contact me or one of the other instructors.