Examining third-level marking methods

“… There is something seriously wrong with the Irish university system. We are teaching our students that it is easy to pass, but impossible to do excellently. I’ve had lecturers congratulate me on handing in the ‘best essay’ of the year – that same essay for which I received a 78%. I can only assume they’re waiting for the next James Joyce before they start handing out 85% …” (more)

[Rosemary MacCabe, 28 December]

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