Manually

Completing another set of marks, put together manually. Transferring the results by hand. Extending the mark components. Totalling everything.

Have tried Excel. Have tried the assistants putting the mark components together, with computerized totals. Much less a sense of the person of the student.

The manual setup, and the manual transpositions, end up forcing one to address specific mark components for every student. To see if there are discretionary ranges or performance variations to consider. To justify moving from the borderline. To remember many more names and faces.

Or maybe it’s just no interest in mastering Excel, with systematic regularity of setup. Preferring the last-minute pressures and the chaos of the various sheets, filled with marks.

Still, when it all gets handed in, more readily saying, with assurance, I knew that class.

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About brucelarochelle

Practising Lawyer and Part-Time University Instructor (Accounting, Commercial Law, Organizational Behaviour); Part-Time Federal Tribunal Member. Non-practising Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant).
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