Scoring Class Participation
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student receiving a 6 comes to class prepared; contributes readily
to the conversation but doesnít dominate it: makes thoughtful
contributions that advance the conversation; shows interest in and
respect for othersí views; participates actively.
Comes to class prepared and makes thoughtful comments when called
upon, contributes occasionally without prompting: shows interest in
and respect for othersí views. A 5 score may also be appropriate to
an active participant whose contributions are less developed or
cogent than those of a 6 but still advance the conversation.
|B+ to A-
Two types of students occur in this range.
The first type of student is one who participates in discussion, but
in a way that is not fully productive. Such students may dominate
the discussion, make rambling or tangential contributions, interrupt
the discussion with digressive questions, or bluff their way when
The other type of student comes to class prepared, but does not
voluntarily contribute to discussions or makes only minimal comments
when drawn into the discussion. Despite this, these students
generally show interest in the discussion and listen attentively.
|B- to B
Students in this range often seem on the margins of the class and
have a negative effect on the participation of others. Students
2 often donít participate because they havenít read the material or
the homework. Students receiving a 1 may be actually disruptive,
radiating negative energy via hostile or bored body language, or be
expectation is that no students will receive this rating in FS520.
|D to C+
Students receiving a 0 are not attending class. If one does not
attend, one can not participate.