General Guidelines for Student Work

  • Start work on time and fill out your timesheet at the end of each work period.
    Timesheets are in folders in the office cabinet.
  • Look for papers to be graded or work to be done on the “To be graded” shelves in the cabinet. Alphabetize the papers by the last names of the students.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and write your initials in the top left corner of each paper you grade. You can write some brief comments on papers that are especially good, but refrain from writing negative comments or personal comments to students you know.
  • Put completed work in the “Finished” shelf on the right. If you only finish some of the papers, put them in a folder on the “Finished” shelf. Put the unfinished papers in a folder back on the “To be graded” shelf and be sure the instructions/key are on the top.
  • If there is no work on the shelves, ask the professors who are there for help. If there is still no work to be done, you should clean the office thoroughly (dust shelves, clean desk) and organize the materials in the small closet at the end of the office.
  • Focus on the job at hand and refrain from using cellphones or having loud conversations.
  • If you are unable to work on a particular day, please find your own substitute and let the work supervisor know ahead of time via e-mail.

Workbook pages (Norw. 111 and 231)

  • Use the keys that are in notebooks on the shelf next to the work to be graded.
  • Use a red pen and write in corrections for incorrect answers, grammar errors, or misspellings.
  • If the student has left an exercise blank, just write a note at the top asking them to complete the exercise. Refrain from filling in all the answers.

Essays and dialogs (Norw. 111, 231, 253, and 371)

  • Faculty usually grade free writing (essays and dialogs) differently depending on the level of the students. Sometimes you will write in all the corrections, but other times you will be underlining the error and writing in parentheses above the word what the type of error was. Here are some common examples.

    (word order)
    Om sommeren jeg bader ofte. / Hva du liker å gjøre?

    Jeg liker gå på kino. / Jeg bor i Norge i 1998.

    Familien min bor i et koseligt hus.

    Jeg har mange vennene.

    (possessive pronoun)
    Dette er bilen mitt.

    Jeg liker romet mitt.