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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

May 28, 2019

Do You Offer Your Students Extra Credit?

What is your opinion on offering extra credit to students especially during exam time? A college professor, Deborah J. Cohan, explains why she changed her mind on offering extra credit and some of its benefits in the article “A professor explains why she offers extra credit in her classroom.”

In our research with high school theology teachers, we have likewise found a majority do offer extra credit opportunities to their students. Hence we have included some questions and assignments in the Chapter Review portions of our text to help facilitate those opportunities. Some of the questions and assignments are based on the overall Focus Question of the chapter. Others are directly related to the particular section content. Even teachers who do not offer extra credit have shared that they use these questions and assignment as study guides to help their students prepare for quizzes and exams.

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