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Kristofer Dahl
post Nov 8 2016, 09:52 AM
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I am bouncing this topic as a reminder for instructors to remain realistic with their grades.

I know it is very tempting to reward a student who has been working hard with a higher grade. However we should encourage with words, and try to grade as consistently as possible. Here are some recent examples where I think the grades are a bit high considering the mistakes that have been pointed out:




I try to visualise a perfect take which would warrant a 10. In my world that means 8 or 9 should be damn good as well - otherwise we set the bar too low, which means students 'graduating' from GMC won't be as good as they could have been.

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post Nov 8 2016, 10:13 AM
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I clicked through that list with trepidation expecting to see my Gary Clarke Jnr take in there, now I'm sitting thinking you've missed it unsure.gif laugh.gif

Thanks for keeping an eye on things Kris, it's good to know that you want to keep everything as consistent as possible. It's not easy with subjectivity.



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post Nov 8 2016, 12:12 PM
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I really believe Kris has a point. I believe a 10 should be a perfect take. I know it's important amongst guitarists and any other area for that matter not to get discourage over harsh feedback however, I believe the instructors do a fantastic job to use words that reveal an empowering statement and a support position from their side. A grade is just an evaluation of the current state of practice. If one doesn't pass, it's because there is work to do and we'll have all the pointers on the feedback so it becomes just a matter of time.

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post Nov 8 2016, 01:35 PM
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Thanx for the feedback. We'll increase our attention

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post Nov 11 2016, 07:53 PM
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Now that I think about it, I've never given out a 10. Not one as far as I'm aware. I"ve seen some really good 9 takes! But I've yet to give out a perfect 10. 10 is almost there for reference. As if to say, perfection is possible. I"m not sure I'd give myself a 10 on a Rec take smile.gif

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