Besides improving the quality of student work,being an opportunity to check (real) progress, reflect upon next steps, and being an opportunity to teach critical ideas to an audience of engaged students. What is the point of these time consuming assessment tasks?
For me, and for academic success, it’s cultural. It’s part of how classroom should be to help learning take place.
It’s easy to empathise with the novice student who is about to “volunteer” their work for a whole class critique. To them it