grade-grubber

Spanish translation: obsesionado/a por las notas/calificaciones,estudiante que tiene la costumbre de reclamar sin justificación y de manera inoportuna que se le aumente la nota

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English term or phrase:grade-grubber
Spanish translation:obsesionado/a por las notas/calificaciones,estudiante que tiene la costumbre de reclamar sin justificación y de manera inoportuna que se le aumente la nota
Entered by: Ines Garcia Botana

19:30 Sep 25, 2017
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English term or phrase: grade-grubber
Understand the causes of grade grubbing.

Grade grubbing is a complex phenomenon, but it almost always boils down to a variety of misaligned incentives and expectations. The first place to start, then, is to ask yourself a question.

Did the student’s experience before college encourage him or her to become a ****grade grubber****?

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Ines Garcia Botana
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obsesionado/a por las notas/calificaciones, etc.
Explanation:
No se me ocurre una manera más coloquial para decirlo pero esta es la idea.
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3 +1obsesionado/a por las notas/calificaciones, etc.
Mónica Hanlan
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grade grubbing
Charles Davis

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obsesionado/a por las notas/calificaciones, etc.


Explanation:
No se me ocurre una manera más coloquial para decirlo pero esta es la idea.
Suerte!


    Reference: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Grade%20Grubb...
    Reference: http://www.gestionandohijos.com/escenas-educativas-50-obsesi...
Mónica Hanlan
United Kingdom
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Gracias!
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Asker: Perdón, cerré esta pregunta por error. La puse dos veces. Estoy buscando cómo revertirlo. Gracias y disculpas.


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Reference: grade grubbing

Reference information:
No es solo una actitud, sino un comportamiento concreto. Un "grade grubber" es un estudiante que tiene la costumbre de reclamar sin justificación y de manera importuna que se le aumente la nota:

"Grade Grubbing (also called "grade begging" or "grade lawyering") is the act of a student going to a professor and asking for a grade to be raised for no legitimate reason. Often the student argues that they feel their work was "not graded fairly", or they made only a small mistake and should get more points, or they knew what they were doing even though they gave the wrong answer. Grade grubbing often involves asking for detailed justification of why certain points were taken off, questioning subjective aspects of grading (e.g., Why is this problem worth 5 points and this one worth 7 points?), and wearing down the professor by arguing, begging, and pleading until they finally relent and increase the student's grade."
https://www.math.uh.edu/~tomforde/GradeGrubbing.html

Charles Davis
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Es exactamente lo que entendí. ¡Gracias, Charles!

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