Suggestion on Mentor Program

Beck Beck
I was talking with another Eden friend who is also a mentor. We both have noticed there are all kinds of different students. Some that are A students, some that are C, and some that are F students. We were thinking maybe we could have a grading scale added to the mentor program and in turn for the student getting a higher grade they get rewarded in points. Nothing too much, but something like A=100, B=75, C=50, D=25, and F=0, just so the students have a little extra reward for doing what they should do. Any thoughts about this? Of course the grades should be kept private amongst the mentor and the student, so they are not publicly embarrassed.
01/13/2012
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Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Beck
I was talking with another Eden friend who is also a mentor. We both have noticed there are all kinds of different students. Some that are A students, some that are C, and some that are F students. We were thinking maybe we could have a grading scale ... More
I guess I'm not sure about the purpose of the grade? I pass a student if I feel they can write at least a Useful review on their own. If I don't think they are able to do that I fail them instead. The problem I foresee is that grading is so subjective, especially when mentors work very differently with students.
01/13/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Kindred
I guess I'm not sure about the purpose of the grade? I pass a student if I feel they can write at least a Useful review on their own. If I don't think they are able to do that I fail them instead. The problem I foresee is that grading is ... More
The purpose would be to reward the excellent students more than the students who do the minimal.

It would be subjective, but so is the rating of reviews.
01/13/2012
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Beck
The purpose would be to reward the excellent students more than the students who do the minimal.

It would be subjective, but so is the rating of reviews.
While I wouldn't be opposed to it, I personally don't think it's necessary. Students have enough incentive already. The purpose of the Mentor program is to either 1) attain Advanced reviewer status so that you can get free monthly toys to review (starting at up to $30 value) or 2) improve your review skills (for already Advanced reviewers) in the hopes of increasing your rank and earning even more expensive free monthly toys to review. If that's not enough incentive, I'm not sure how much incentive $1 in points for graduating with an A will do. Perhaps students need to be better educated about the current benefits of the program?
01/13/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Kindred
While I wouldn't be opposed to it, I personally don't think it's necessary. Students have enough incentive already. The purpose of the Mentor program is to either 1) attain Advanced reviewer status so that you can get free monthly toys ... More
I agree they do have enough incentive already and they do need to be better educated on the program. I guess you are right it really isn't necessary, I just thought that it sounded like a good idea. LOL
01/13/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by Kindred
While I wouldn't be opposed to it, I personally don't think it's necessary. Students have enough incentive already. The purpose of the Mentor program is to either 1) attain Advanced reviewer status so that you can get free monthly toys ... More
That's a very good point, but I also see where Beck is coming from. On the other hand, some students can't be as 'good' or active as others! Hmm, I'll have to think about this one!
01/13/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Why was the Review program set up in the first place? What were the objectives? For Eden Fantasys, it is one of the most unique features compared to other websites. I see it more as a marketing tool to engage more people to buy toys from Eden Fantasys. The issues you raise are simply a by-product of the Review program in the first place. While I agree there are many people who do not know how to write correctly, I think it is the responsibility of the Mentors to assure a level of standard writing that is expected to be posted on the forum.
My suggestion, is that any newcomer who would like to submit a Review, has to work with a Mentor first.
01/13/2012
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