I received assginments 2 and 3 back from my NGS American Genealogy course (with graded option).
Apparently, you don't really get grades. You get feedback, and if you've met the requirements of a given assignment it gets marked "complete."
My feedback was all complimentary. My query letter was "near perfect." I can't decide if NGS graders try just to focus on the positive, or I really did everything right.
I have no idea why assignment 1 didn't come back with the others. It included a family chart. Maybe they keep those for their records? I don't care to get my work back, but I want that "complete" stamped on my card. I'll wait a couple weeks to see if it rolls back here, then I'll ask for it.
I'm still working on assignment 4, slowly but surely. I try to carve out 1 hour a day for reading and such but it doesn't always turn out that way. I need to report on a library this time. The assignment will require two visits. The library is 45 minutes away. That's why it takes me so long to do an assignment.
So far, so good on this whole NGS course experience. The graded papers came back quickly and I'm having fun. That's really all that matters.