Making the grade on Bible Study assignments
Introduction to Biblical Literature
Bible reading assignments
Canaan's strategic location
Bible in 50 words
15 key Bible chapters
Old Testament book order
How to study
Text of 10
Questions answered by
Bible story line
and two 38s
Exam study guides
10 ways to ruin a short-term mission trip
Intro to BibLit course resources
"The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple . . . Your
promises have been throughly tested, and your servant loves them" -- Psalm 119:130, 140
- Write legibly. Penmanship -- in and of itself -- is not graded.
However, if you are turning in something that is handwritten, make it readable. Handwriting that
is too poor to read will not help your grade.
- Neatness counts. While the clarity of organization and "look" of your finished
product is technically not graded, it does make a difference in the attention that is
naturally/instinctively given to your assignment.
- If your paper is crisp, clean, precise -- with lines, format, numbers, and clear line breaks
-- it will be easy to see that you have properly completed the assignment. It is easier for our eyes
and mind to glance through your work and give you full credit.
- If, however, your work is off-line, or hard to read, or smashed together, it may force the
person grading it to "focus" more carefully. This means we spend more time holding and reading
your work. The more time we spend looking at your work, the more time there is to find errors
and mistakes. Technically, clarity of organization does not affect the grade of your Bible Study
assignment, but because it does affect the time we spend holding and critiquing your work, it
likely will affect your grade.
- In general, the better you organize any assignment you turn in to any professor, the greater
the probability that professor will "ease" his or her way through grading it.
- Answer the questions. Your insight and clarification is important, but sometimes
students write a page of "stuff" without ever actually answering the question that were asked. [
see sample answers ]
- Stick with what the text says. Don't throw in common assumptions. For instance, the
Bible does not say Adam ate an apple; it was a "fruit." Granted, this is not a major issue, but
some assumptions can lead to major issues!
- Proofread! Don't make inattentive and "ignore-ant"
mistakes1. For example, when the assignment instructions give a man's name as
Abel, do not write Able. Such errors give the impression that you did not really do the
- Staple the pages. If you don't staple your pages together, they may get separated and
- Look to improve. If you didn't get 50 points out of 50 possible points [or close to it]
and you want to get 50/50 points:
- Ask me what you need to do.
- Find someone in the class who got a 50/50 and ask what they did to earn 50/50
- Keep the papers that are returned to you. As hard as we try -- as diligent as we are --
errors do creep into grade books. You will need your papers to correct errors when we make an
error entering one of in your grades.
1"Ignore-ant" means you're IGNORING
Based on instructions written by Professor Marty Michelson. [ sermon ideas from Professor Michelson
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