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Sadly we sometimes repeat the same stupid mistakes in life. In the context of an assignment, this can be detrimental to the student's learning and the teacher's motivation (i.e., why bother to give feedback if it is ignored?). Revising an assignment to correct mistakes is a great way to learn. However, it can take a lot of motivation and effort to revise something if a teacher doesn't otherwise re-assess the result. Hence, I recommend students do something I do myself: maintain a checklist of frequent mistakes and foibles. For example, on my writing checklist I note that the Chicago style advises "spelling out whole numbers from zero through one hundred and certain round multiples of those numbers." The checklist is easy to add to after receiving feedback, consult while writing, and review once I'm done drafting.

I sometimes accept a revision for re-assessment under the following requirements:

I am (essentially) assessing the changelog, and I (roughly) average the old and new grade, typically resulting in a one increment increase over the original grade. That is, an improvement that is documented well would lift a grade from a B- to a B (or B to B+), but in the rare case of failing to address specific and easy to fix issues it could drop to a B- to a C+.

Example changelog

Name: John Doe

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