Given our online grading system, students were already aware of their decreasing grades as a result of the project performance. It seems to be a yearly thing. I assign a real project, students hand in sub par work, students get subpar grade and freak out. This year I decided to add a twist. If students hand the project by the due date, I will return the project with a pencil grade and they can edit for a week and return for more credit. I look forward to seeing if they take advantage of the opportunity. Today was a pure work session where students received their work back and had a chance to improve on it. I believe I have to improve on the structure to get more performance in the future. I think I have to add modeling to the process to allow students to understand what a good project looks like. This is one gap that I do not address enough for fear that I give too much away. Clearly an area that I need to think about to improve this type of lesson and others like it.