Assess your paper, part 4
Did you take risks? Did you dive into your topic, possibly changing course as you developed your ideas, and perhaps taking on too much? Or are you a gifted student who chose a narrow, easily tackled topic and dealt with it in a workmanlike way? I think you can see that someone who really engaged in his/her topic, and clearly shows original thinking--even tho the end product needs further development -- might well earn an "A" for the paper, whereas a very gifted student's workmanlike paper on the safe, narrow topic might earn a "B" or "B-plus."
© Jan Mainzer