This is a rehash of my post on negotiated grading, but perhaps I’ll get into more of the idea behind it and less focused on the technical aspects of how it works in the class.
I think there is an issue with feedback. I had papers that I put a huge amount of work into, and I handed them in on time, and waited for the verdict. I clearly remember getting back a paper and was surprised to see my professor had written more than I had on the paper. Naturally, I flipped to the last page, read my mark, and was much less worried about deciphering every chicken scratch comment in the margins of my masterpiece. I could live with the grade, lets all move on. I think this is just how things work, I hand it in, I get a grade, and probably end up accepting it and moving on.