COMMITMENT TO FAIRNESS
I am committed to fairness in grading. I ask that you put the names of your lab partner(s) on your reports. That way I can grade the papers for each student group together. It helps me avoid taking off points for one partner and not for another.
If I take off points for something on your paper but not on someone else's paper, bring it to my attention. I will give you back the points. I will NEVER deduct the points from the other person.
I work very hard to grade everyone equally. I am human and I will make mistakes. Tell me about my mistakes so I can correct them to your benefit.
If you feel any grade I give is unfair, come discuss it with me. I may not grant your argument, but I will NEVER reduce your grade or anyone else's based on your having raised the question. I will respect you for standing up for what you feel is fair and will never hold against you the fact you raised a question of fairness.