Most of our courses require you to pass a final project, and then a final exam, in order to be certified. The only one that doesn’t is The Microcopy Course, which does not offer certification. (There is a very brief final project for the Microcopy course to try out what you've learned.)
Here are the types of assessments you can expect during our courses, and how you’ll be graded on each one:
For the practice work, you're expected to do your best but aren't graded for "correctness." We want you to be able to practice and learn in a nonjudgmental way when you're first learning the course concepts. Points are awarded for completing the practice work, not for correctness.
Lesson reviews (quizzes)
These reviews come after each lesson, and are designed to test you on the concepts you’ve learned. After taking a quiz, you'll see whether your answer is correct or not, with a chance to go back and review the material as needed.
Unit practice work
These are practical writing assignments that you complete at the end of each unit. The written practice is reviewed by an instructor who will give you feedback on your work.
The final project for each course is a comprehensive working test of the skills you learned and practiced during the course. These are graded by expert reviewers and scored according to a rubrik. The final project is usually difficult, but also worthwhile! It's the work you'll feature in your portfolio after completing the course.
The final exam is a test of your knowledge of concepts studied throughout the course. You must score at least 90% in order to pass. Tip: Pay close attention to lesson quizzes to perform well on the final exam.
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