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Graduate TA Handbook and Resources

A Handbook for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows in Arts & Sciences

Assignments and Grading

Worried about grading for the first time? Not sure how to create purposeful and challenging assignments? Fear not! With great power comes a multitude of resources. There are several articles and websites online that provide helpful tips and strategies for grading and assessing student work. Start with the links below and think about the tools and methods that will work best in your classroom.

Different Kinds of Assessments and Assignments:

On Grading:

Practical Matters:

Using Microsoft Excel as a gradebook: Basics and Advanced

Pro tip: Blackboard allows you to both export and import an Excel sheet from its grade center, so you don't have to type all your students' names by hand or input grades twice.