Find the correct answer in your textbook, atlas, notes or study guides. If you found it in your textbook or your atlas, put the page number next to the question with the word textbook or atlas. If you found it in your notes, put the date of the notes next to the question. If you found the answer in a study guide question, put the name of the study guide and the number of the question next to the question you are correcting. Use a colored pen so that the cite is easy to see.
Put the correct answer next to your answer on the test. Make sure you use a colored pen so I can tell which one is the corrected answer.
If you are correcting a DB question, underline the part of the reading that contains the answer and put the correct answer next to your answer.
Re-correcting is optional if you score above 50%. In order to get credit for re-correcting a question the re-corrected answer must be correct, it must be cited correctly and the re-corrections must be handed in on time.
Choose one color of pen (red or green are nice) and use it for all of your re-correcting and all of your citing.
HOW RE-CORRECTING POINTS ARE SCORED
The number of re-correcting points you can earn is dependent on your original score. The better you do on the test, the more re-correcting points you can earn. You can earn ½ points, ¾ points or Full points back if you re-correct and hand those re-corrections in on time. The breakdown varies a little with each test because the number of points possible varies with each test. The general formula is:
50% to 85% correct = ½ 85%-95% correct = ¾ 95% and above = Full points
If you score below 50%, you have to re-correct and you must get all of the questions correct. You will re-correct your answers until they are correct and until they are correctly cited. The score you will receive will be 65% of the points available on the test.