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Anyone can mark answers right and wrong, but a great teacher can mark up a paper in such a way as to encourage a student who needs it and let good students know they can do better. As the great poet and teacher Taylor Mali put it: "I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor and I can make an A- feel like a slap in the face."

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To grade a paper, start by reading it without marking it up to see if it has a clear thesis supported by solid evidence. Then, go back through and write comments, criticism, and questions in the margins. Make sure to give specific feedback, such as “What do you mean by ‘some societies’?” instead of something like “What?” Try to limit yourself to 1 comment per paragraph so you don’t overwhelm the student. You can also write a note at the end, but start with praise before focusing on issues the student should address. For information on how to assign grades to your students’ papers, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Grade for Learning Objectives Response to Writing Errors Commenting on Student Papers Plagiarism and Grading

Information about grading student writing also appears in the Grading Student Work section of the Teaching Guide. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when grading student writing.

Grade for Learning Objectives

Know what the objective of the assignment is and grade according to a standard (a rubric) that assesses precisely that. If the purpose of the assignment is to analyze a process, focus on the analysis in the essay. If the paper is unreadable, however, consult with the professor and other GSIs about how to proceed. It may be wise to have a shared policy about the level of readiness or comprehensibility expected and what is unacceptable.

Response to Writing Errors

The research is clear: do not even attempt to mark every error in students’ papers. There are several reasons for this. Teachers do not agree about what constitutes an error (so there is an unavoidable element of subjectivity); students do not learn when confronted by too many markings; and exhaustive marking takes way too much of the instructor’s time. An excellent essay on this topic is “On Not Being a Composition Slave” by Maxine Hairston (available at the GSI Teaching & Resource Center). Resist the urge to edit or proofread your students’ papers for superficial errors. At most, mark errors on one page or errors of only two or three types.

Commenting on Student Papers

The scholarly literature in this area distinguishes formative from summative comments. Summative comments are the more traditional approach. They render judgment about an essay after it has been completed. They explain the instructor’s judgment of a student’s performance. If the instructor’s comments contain several critical statements, the student often becomes protective of his or her ego by filtering them out; learning from mistakes becomes more difficult. If the assignment is over with, the student may see no reason to revisit it to learn from the comments.

Formative comments, on the other hand, give the student feedback in an ongoing process of learning and skill building. Through formative comments, particularly in the draft stage of a writing assignment, instructors guide students on a strategic selection of the most important aspects of the essay. These include both what to keep because it is (at least relatively) well done and what requires revision. Formative comments let the student know clearly how to revise and why.

For the purposes of this guide, we have distinguished commenting on student writing (which is treated here) from grading student writing (which is treated in the Teaching Guide section on grading ). While it is true that instructors’ comments on student writing should give reasons for the grade assigned to it, we want to emphasize here that the comments on a student’s paper can function as instruction , not simply as justification. Here are ten tips.

Plagiarism and Grading

Students can be genuinely uninformed or misinformed about what constitutes plagiarism. In some instances students will knowingly resort to cutting and pasting from unacknowledged sources; a few may even pay for a paper written by someone else. Your section syllabus should include a clear policy notice about plagiarism so that students cannot miss it, and instructors should work with students to be sure they understand how to incorporate outside sources appropriately.

Plagiarism can be largely prevented by stipulating that larger writing assignments be completed in steps that the students must turn in for instructor review, or that students visit the instructor periodically for a brief but substantive chat about how their projects are developing, or that students turn in their research log and notes at intermediate points in the research process.

For further guidance on preventing academic misconduct, please see Academic Misconduct — Preventing Plagiarism .

UC Berkeley has a campus license to use Turnitin to check the originality of students’ papers and to generate feedback to students about their integration of written sources into their papers. The tool is available in bCourses as an add-on to the Grading tool, and in the Assignments tool SpeedGrader. Even with the results of the originality check, instructors are obligated to exercise judgment in determining the degree to which a given use of source material was fair or unfair.

If a GSI does find a very likely instance of plagiarism, the faculty member in charge of the course must be notified and provided with the evidence. The faculty member is responsible for any sanctions against the student. Some faculty members give an automatic failing grade for the assignment or for the course, according to their own course policy. Instances of plagiarism should be reported to the Center for Student Conduct; please see If You Encounter Academic Misconduct .

How to Grade Essays Faster | My Top 10 Grading Tips and Tricks

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Are you looking for ways to grade essays faster? I get it. Grading essays can be a daunting task for ELA teachers. Following these essay grading tips and tricks can save you time and energy on grading without giving up quality feedback to your students.

Are you Googling “How to Grade Essays Faster” because that never-ending pile of essays is starting to haunt you? (Yup. I’ve been there.) Teachers of all disciplines understand the work-life struggle of the profession. Throw in 60, 80, 100, or more essays, and you’re likely giving up evenings and weekends until that pile is gone.

Truthfully, while there are many aspects of being an ELA teacher I love , grading essays doesn’t quite make the list. However, it’s a necessary aspect of the ELA classroom to hold students accountable and help them improve. But what if I told you there were some tips and tricks you could use to make grading much easier and faster? Because there are. That means saying goodbye to spending your weekends lost in a sea of student essays. It means no more living at school the weeks following students turning in an essay. Instead, prepare to celebrate getting your time (and sanity) back.

Start By Reframing Your Definition of Grading an Essay

Before you can implement my time-saving grading tips and tricks, you need to be willing to shift your mindset regarding grading. Afterall, where does it say we have to give up hours upon hours of our time to get it done? It’s time to start redefining and reframing what it even means to grade an essay.

The key to reframing your definition (and, therefore, expectations) about grading student essays is thinking about helping your students, not correcting them. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with pointing out grammatical and structural errors. However, it’s essential to focus on leaving constructive feedback that can help students improve their craft. Now, how can that be done without spending hours filling the margins with comments?

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Grade Essays Faster with These Tips and Tricks

Since we can’t avoid grading altogether, I hope these tips and tricks can help you grade essays faster and increase student performance. And while I love rubrics, and they can certainly save time grading, they aren’t your only option. So here are eight other tips and tricks to try.

Tip 1: Get Focused.

This has been one of my biggest grading time-savers. And I’m not just talking about limiting your distractions while you grade (more on that in a minute), but I mean narrow your focus on what it is you’re grading. Often, we spend so much time correcting every single grammatical mistake that we miss opportunities to give feedback on the skills we’re currently teaching. Try to focus your feedback on the specific skills your students just learned, like writing a strong thesis, embedding quotations, providing supporting evidence, or transitioning from paragraph to paragraph.

Taking this approach to grading will lead to less overwhelm for both you and your students. In fact, your students will have a clearer understanding of what they need to continue working on. Just be sure to make the specific skill (or skills) that you’re looking for (and grading) clear at the start of the assignment.

Tip 2: Give Student Choice.

Let’s say you’ve been working on a particular skill for a few weeks and have had your students practice using various writing prompts. Instead of feeling forced to provide feedback on every written response, let your students choose their best work for you to grade. I find that this grading technique works best on shorter assignments.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t apply this to longer essays. If you’ve been working on a certain aspect of essay writing, you can let your students pick the paragraph from their essay they want you to grade. Either way, encourage your students to select the writing they believe best represents their skills and knowledge for the task at hand. Not only will this cut down on your grading time, but it will also encourage a sense of ownership over students’ grades.

Tip 3: Check Mark Revisions.

The checkmark revision approach is a great way to put more ownership and accountability on your students. Instead of grading a student essay by telling them exactly what to fix, turn it into a learning opportunity! As you review the student essay, simply use check marks to note areas that need to be corrected or could be improved. Then, give students time in class to work through their essays, identifying what the check mark indicates and making proper adjustments.

However, make sure your students have a clear list (or rubric) outlining the expectations for the essay. They can use this list to refer to when trying to figure out what revisions they need to make to improve their work. Alternatively, if you’re not ready to jump straight to checkmarks, you can create a comment code that provides a bit more guidance for students without taking up a lot of your time.

Tip 4: Use Conferences.

Have you ever thought about holding student-teacher conferences in lieu of providing written feedback? If not, you totally should! Students are so used to teachers doing the heavy lifting for them. Alternatively, turn the revision process into an active experience for them. Instead of going through the essay on your own, marking errors, and making suggestions, talk it through with each student.

When it comes to student-teacher conferences, make sure to set a reasonable time limit for each conference to ensure you’re not spending days conducting these meetings. Just make sure your time limit is enough to review their written work and provide verbal feedback. I require each student to mark their essay as we review it so they know exactly what to work on. While I’m more than willing to answer questions, I encourage students to make an appointment with me after school if they need extensive help.

Tip 5: Skim and Review

I can’t be the only one who wants to shed a tear of frustration when I watch a student toss a comment-covered essay right into recycling. So, instead of spending hours leaving comments on each and every student’s essay, skim through their rough drafts while noting common errors. That way, instead of waiting until students turn in their final draft to address their mistakes, you can review common errors in class before they submit a final draft.  Trust me. This will make grading those final drafts much easier– especially if you have a clear rubric or grading checklist to follow.

This is a great way to review common grammar mistakes that we don’t always take time to teach at the secondary level. It’s also a great way for you to address aspects of your target skills that students are still struggling with. Lastly, I find this shift in focus from the final product to the revision process helps students better understand (and, perhaps, appreciate) the writing process as more than a grade but a learning experience.

Tip 6: Leave a Comment at the End.

This is a huge time-saver, and it’s pretty simple. Although be warned, it might challenge you to go against all of your grading instincts! We’re so used to marking every single error or making all the suggestions with student essays. But, students are often overwhelmed by the mere look of ink-filled margins. What if, instead, you save your comments for the end and limit yourself to one or two celebrations and one or two areas for improvement? This is a simple yet clear way to provide feedback to your students on a final draft, especially if you’ve already gone through a more in-depth revision process from draft to draft.

Okay fine. If you must, you can fix the grammatical errors using a red pen, but save your energy by avoiding writing the same thing over and over again. If you’ve marked the same error three times, let that be it. If they don’t get it after three examples, they should probably make time to see you after school.

Tip 7: Grade Paragraph-by-Paragraph.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by grading a tall stack of essays, consider breaking your grading– and writing– process down by paragraph. Assessing a single paragraph is far more time-friendly than an entire essay. So, have your students work on their essay paragraph by paragraph, turning each component in as they are completed. That way, you can provide quick and effective feedback they can apply when revising that paragraph and writing any future paragraphs for the final piece. Take it a step further by breaking it down into specific skills and components of an essay. For example, maybe you grade students’ thesis statements and supporting evidence as two separate steps. Grading each of these components takes far less time and, by the time students put it all together for their final essay, their writing should be much more polished and easier to grade. Plus, since you gave immediate feedback throughout the process, you don’t have to worry about spending hours writing comments throughout their entire paper. Instead, give the students a “final” grade using a simple rubric. And since you gave them opportunities to apply your feedback throughout the writing process, you can even have an “improvement” section of the rubric. This is an easy way to acknowledge student effort and progress with their writing.

Tip 8: Mark-up a Model Paragraph.

Take some of the work off your plate by grading a paragraph and letting the students do the rest. (You read that right.) Here’s how it works: instead of grading an entire paper, rewriting the same comments paragraph after paragraph, just mark up a model paragraph. Alternatively, you can grade the intro and conclusion paragraphs, while marking up one body paragraph as a model for the remaining body paragraphs. Give them a score on a smaller scale, such as 1 to 10, as a phase one grade.

Then, set aside time in class to have your students review your model paragraph and use it to mark up the rest of their paper before fixing their errors. I like giving them time in class to do this so they can ask me any clarifying questions in real-time. Once they turn in their revised essay, you can give them a phase two grade without having to worry about diving too deep into feedback. A comment per paragraph or page would suffice.

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T ip 9: set realistic goals..

Just like we set our students up for success, set yourself up for success too. If you know you can’t get through a class worth of essays during your prep period, don’t set it as your goal. You’ll only feel overwhelmed, disappointed, and discouraged when you only make it through half of your stack. Instead, only tackle your grading when you have the time to do so, and set realistic goals when you do. Grading more essays than you planned on? You feel on top of the world. Grading fewer? You feel like it’s neverending.

Tip 10: Avoid Distractions.

Instagram? Facebook? I know how easy it is to wander over to your phone and take a scroll break. But, we both know a few minutes can turn into an hour real fast. So, do yourself a favor, and when you know it’s time to grade a stack of essays, free your space of any distractions and set a timer. You’d be surprised by how much you can get done in an hour of uninterrupted essay grading.

The bottom line is that grading is an unavoidable aspect of being an ELA teacher. However, I hope one or more of these ideas can help you grade essays faster. The truth is, with these essay grading tips and tricks, you won’t only grade essays more efficiently, but you’ll provide better feedback for students as well. In fact, the longer we take to grade (or procrastinate grading) those essays, the less effective the feedback is for students, period.

So, here’s to more effective grading– faster!

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Receiving feedback on an essay is often a frustrating experience. It’s hard to deal with all the red ink and focus on learning from our mistakes. In addition, students often disagree with instructors on what constitutes a good grade. An instructor might see a B- as a perfectly respectable mark, whereas the student is satisfied with nothing less than a B+.

To prevent misunderstandings, we’ve tried to describe how most instructors think about each type of grade. These grading criteria should give you some rough idea of whether your instructor’s mark is fair or not.

Common Grading Criteria

The following grade descriptions are commonly used for marking essays at the university level.

An A grade is reserved for an outstanding essay that provides genuine insight and a persuasive argument. While complete originality is not required, the writer’s thesis should be complex, nuanced, and compelling. In addition, the essay structure is coherent and logical, the evidence is well-integrated, the analysis is detailed, and the writer is able to deal fairly with possible objections and other points of view. Essays that deserve an A grade require little correction in terms of spelling and grammar, though there is no expectation that the writing is flawless.

A B grade is given to a strong essay that has a clear structure and an effective argument. This type of essay does require some more polish and editing, but it has an interesting thesis backed up by a sufficient amount of evidence. A B essay may be a bit rough around the edges (both in terms of content and style), but it successfully accomplishes the main objectives of the assignment.

A C grade does not stand for  crappy . It stands for  competent . A C signifies that your writing meets all the basic requirements. Your work has structure, a decent argument, and an adequate amount of proof. In short, your work has potential. With a bit more work and editing you can turn your competent paper into something really good. To improve, you’ll likely also need to fix quite a lot of writing errors. If you struggle with a persistent error such as comma splices or apostrophe problems, your instructor may not give you anything higher than a C until you deal with the issue.

A D grade is given to essays that are deficient and provide barely enough content to merit a passing grade. Such essays also contain a significant number of writing errors and tend to lack at least one of the basic aspects of an essay (a thesis, a coherent argument, sufficient evidence, and good paragraph structure). A D essay often reveals some misunderstanding of the topic or assignment and requires major revision.

A failing grade is given to essays that are so illogical, poorly organized, and underdeveloped that the instructor cannot find any justification for passing the assignment. An F suggests that the writing is riddled with errors and that the argument is inadequate or incorrect. Note also that essays that are heavily plagiarized will automatically receive an F.

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The next step is to take each of the other criteria and define success for each of those, assigning a value to A, B, C and D papers. Those definitions then go into the rubric in the appropriate locations to complete the chart.

Each of the criteria will score points for the essay. The descriptions in the first column are each worth 4 points, the second column 3 points, the third 2 points and the fourth 1 point.

What is the grading process?

Now that your criteria are defined, grading the essay is easy. When grading a student essay with a rubric, it is best to read through the essay once before evaluating for grades . Then reading through the piece a second time, determine where on the scale the writing sample falls for each of the criteria. If the student shows excellent grammar, good organization and a good overall effect, he would score a total of ten points. Divide that by the total criteria, three in this case, and he finishes with a 3.33. which on a four-point scale is a B+. If you use five criteria to evaluate your essays, divide the total points scored by five to determine the student’s grade.

Once you have written your grading rubric, you may decide to share your criteria with your students.

If you do, they will know exactly what your expectations are and what they need to accomplish to get the grade they desire. You may even choose to make a copy of the rubric for each paper and circle where the student lands for each criterion. That way, each person knows where he needs to focus his attention to improve his grade. The clearer your expectations are and the more feedback you give your students, the more successful your students will be. If you use a rubric in your essay grading, you can communicate those standards as well as make your grading more objective with more practical suggestions for your students. In addition, once you write your rubric you can use it for all future evaluations.

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This exercise intends to take the mystery out of grading papers.   It is true that many teachers and professors have their own “style” of grading.   But all follow some general rules of thumb when they grade your papers.  

A Good Essay

Every essay must contain three essential elements.   First, the essay must provide a thesis statement (in the introductory paragraph).   The thesis statement must encapsulate the main argument for the paper.   It must be clear and coherent, and it must answer the question that the professor has put forth to the class.   Second, the essay must offer supporting evidence.   The writer must provide the supporting evidence in paragraph (not “bullet” or list) form.   Each paragraph must contain evidence that supports one idea or concept that proves the thesis statement.   The writer must provide citations (in footnote, endnote, or paranthetical form) for all evidence presented.   Third, every essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar.   Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph).   Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper. [1]

Here is an outline for the paragraph above:

  A.      Topic Sentence “Every essay must contain three essential elements.”

This is the main concept of the paragraph.

B.      Thesis Statement

C.      Supporting Evidence

D.      Paper Format and Grammar

Now you must play the part of the professor.   Here is a standard guideline, adapted from several dependable sources (see footnote on previous page), that you must follow as you grade a fellow student’s paper.  

Take a record of each item missing, and subtract the total number of points from 100 (a perfect score).   Not all professors grade papers by deducting points in this fashion.   But for classroom purposes, we will assign point values.   I have devised these point values to show you the relative importance of the different elements of essay-writing.

Grading an Essay

  A.      Identify the Thesis Statement.   Does this paper have a thesis statement?   Does that thesis statement answer the question put forth in class by the professor?   Is the thesis statement clear ?   Do you understand it?

No thesis statement:   -15

Thesis statement unrelated to question:   -10

B.      Supporting Evidence.   Examine each paragraph for the information below.  

C.      Examine the paper’s format and grammar.  

a.        Does this paper have proper punctuation?

b.       Are words spelled correctly?

c.        Does the author provide full and complete sentences?   There should be no sentence fragments or run-on sentences.  

d.       Does this paper have consistent verb tense, voice, and third-person usage?

e.        Are proper nouns capitalized?

At last, you must recommend a grade for this paper.   On your notecard, write a one or two sentence statement that explains this paper’s argument. If this paper is so poorly organized, conceived, and written that you are unable to determine the main idea presented here by this author, then you must assign, automatically, a failing grade (F).

Otherwise, write your statement.   Then, total the points and subtract from 100.   Write this number on the note card, and then paper clip the note card to the paper.   This is your recommended grade.   Please include your name on the note card.   Do not write your name on your fellow student’s paper.


Explanation of writing symbols on marked papers

Awk       -- awkward:   sentence is clumsy, difficult to read and comprehend.

frag        – sentence fragment

w/c         – word choice doesn’t express what you seem to mean

      -- paragraph; or, you need to insert new paragraph

sp           -- spelling error

cs           -- comma splice

ro            -- run-on sentence (2 independent clauses in 1 sentence without punctuation or conjunction)

rep.        – repetitive

?            -- in margin means passage is confusing or obscure; over word or phrase means I don’t                        understand its meaning.

p.                   – punctuation error

agr.       --   agreement.   Form of pronoun doesn’t agree with antecedent; verb form doesn’t agree with subject

vf          -- incorrect verb form

-- capitalize

-- strike out

[1] For more information on writing essays, see Peter Charles Hoffer and William B. Stueck, Reading and Writing American History:   An Introduction to the Historian’s Craft ; and William Strunk and E. B. White, Elements of Style .   Other resources for writers include The Chicago Manual of Style : The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (14th Edition) ; Marjorie E. Skillin and Robert Malcolm Gay, Words Into Type; and Kate L. Turabian, Student’s Guide for Writing College Papers .

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Any examples of this ? Is it possible ?

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I had ChatGPT generating a short essay using the following prompt: "Please write a short essay on the technical, financial and political challenges of building a tunnel across the Atlantic ocean."

I copied the resulting essay and fed it back to ChatGPT preceded with the following prompt: Please give a grade from 0 to 100 to the following essay, accounting for the structure, soundness of arguments, coverage of the subject, and quality of writing:"

It gave itself 85% and provided a detailed explanation of the given grade.

Keep doing it with two tabs ("teacher" and "student") with the teacher giving the student tips on what to improve and the student trying to incorporate this into further drafts, and see whether the grade goes up!

Not really, but it can help try to make sense of poorly written ones. I've fed it student work and it's done a good job of pulling out details in its interpretation that I'd missed in the first pass. Still, the heavy lifting in assessing an essay needs to be human, for now.

Though essay writing as an academic exercise is likely to undergo an imminent, radical change.

Teachers want formulaic essays and ChatGPT is great at this. Maybe people will be implored to try different structures and such more often now.

I just tried it with a rubric. At first I was thrilled with the feedback, but it’s very inconsistent and I used several different essays.

"OK students, Do you want the grade from chatgpt or me?"

Can you use ChatGPT to provide a grade for an essay?

Will that grade be consistent or fair? Can it reasonably be used in a real-world academic context?

Actually AI would probably be more consistent than human graders…

No! Absolutely not. I have run so some tests on finding sources/ checking sources and it gets it wrong 95% of the time, cites journals that are about a completely different topic etc… comes to the wrong conclusion despite the body of research saying the opposite etc…

Please don’t ruin people’s futures by doing this, I’m begging you. Some (mature students) have put their whole lives (and finances) on the line to follow their dream and so need fair markers.

What would you be grading the essay on, grammar, accuracy of content or both? The reason I ask is because ChatGPT has terrible grammar and often spouts incorrect information. If you were to find a way to utilize ChatGPT as an automated grading machine I’d argue that this will likely result in many of inaccurate marks against your students essays.

There may also be some privacy /copyright issues there. Anything you write to chatgpt will stay there in openai's servers for the foreseeable future.

No, you can’t.

That's an interesting thought. I haven't tried anything like this. I am not sure if it would be reliable, but I would certainly give it a try. For science!

How the tables have turned.

Start training the prompt for your use case.

How? Would like to learn

Created a sample essay grader here, please check it out: https://trypromptly.com/s/3AHVOO

doesn't really work too well if you try to input other criteria, also, if you change the essay section to something that is actually original, it still takes off 2 points

How do I use this??

They already tried that and they concluded that chatgpt is reasonable good at grading those. Dont know why anyone here would answer your question with "no".

Because chat gtp gets research interpretations wrong the majority of the time annoyingly!

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College students need to possess a number of skills to get the grades they need and desire in their courses. One skill that is essential for achieving good grades on the papers students write is the ability to write well. Some students have an innate ability to write things well and need little assistance. If you are one of those students who does great when it comes to the research aspect to some papers and essays, but the writing aspect leaves you struggling, you might need to check into an essay rater service .

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To help students and make things easier on teachers it is now possible to find an online essay grader . Students such as yourself can use this service to check your essay before you turn it in to your professor. By checking your essays prior to turning them in, you have the opportunity to make any necessary corrections. This makes the grading process on your teachers easier as well as helps improve your overall grade.

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Before you learn the benefits of the service, you might be curious as to exactly how a paper rater functions. You do not just ask it, “ grade my paper ,” and expect it to come back with a letter grade on it. Here is an explanation on how the service works.

Using a paper checker is rather simple. The first thing that you need to do, obviously, is write your paper . You then follow the instructions to submit your paper into the rating software. Once submitted the rater will check for the standard mistakes found in college essays. During the proofreading process, there is an evaluation of your spelling and grammar. An additional item that may undergo analysis is your use of language in your essay as well as transitioning. Plagiarism is another item these essay-grading tools check for as copying someone else’s work without giving them credit is not an acceptable practice in college and the real world. After your essay is returned to you, take the necessary time required for editing your document. With all the corrections made it is ready for submission to your professor.

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I got a grade 4 minutes after submitting my essay I’ve been workin on for days.Theres no way he read the blood sweat and tears I put into it — Bobbi-Jo Myers (@Bobbi_Jo_Ellen) 26 мая 2017 г.
I just had a 9th grader use the word “arnt” in their Final Essay… 🤔 — Haylea ✌️ (@HayleaNichole) 25 may 2017
I got an A- in my 1st college course!…i dropped out in 10th grade, and literally did every essay right before it was do… — All Day (@PR0S33D) 25 may 2017
@laurDIY Lol I’m working on an essay that I need to get a 90 on to get a 90 in the class but the teacher is a super hard grader! FML — 🍀Elizabeth💚 (@JSEforeverloved) 19 may 2017
I finally got an A On my English essay, y’all don’t know how hard I worked for my grade this semester — chelzilla (@AraceliDimpss) 24 may 2017
Literally how did I get the highest grade on my bio essay, I ain’t complainin’, just proud and surprised — tushy smacker (@RaRaMorelle) 26 may 2017
so portuondo is making us write an essay and i don’t even know wtf i’m writing. oh and rn i’m at a 90.8!welp…… there goes my grade 🤷🏼‍♀️ — Maria-Jesus Rojas (@mariajesusroja) 25 may 2017
My essay’s for my film class aren’t even that great but yet i still get a good grade for it so maybe i have a chance in chemistry — dirty dan (@dannymartinz99) 25 may 2017

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Many of you may be lulled into believing that AI can work wonders. Well, it can, but not always. Let me, as a professional with a degree in Computing Science, debunk some common myths about the AI. Everyone of you, to some extension, used or heard about such free online writing editor as Grammarly. Now, how many of you consider it to be a really powerful tool? I don't think that many. Highlighting some spelling/grammar mistakes and misplaced commas, this writing checker isn't capable of doing more and sophisticated job humans can.

When it comes to human language, not only all these essay fixers and essay chekers prove little help. Actually, the human language is so complex and tricky that few AI-powered tools find their way around it. Think of Google Translate or Amazon virtual assistant - Alexa. Though, they can perform some basic tasks, when it comes down to some serious task, they just fail.

Getting back to the questions why we created this free paper rater, I was doing some research on writer graders and free online proofreading apps, and was stunned by how many students write in Google such queries like "rate my essay" or "grade my paper for free". I tried, if not all of the paper raters, but quite many to fairly state they don't do what they promise.

Another common problem of students looking for "proofread my essay free" or "edit my essay for free online" is they fall victims of scammers who collect their essays and then resell them. I know numerous cases of students who used free online revision essay tools to find themselves accused of plagiarising. It happened because frauds collected and resold their papers to the third party and when the student turned their work in a week later, the plagiarism checker marked it as plagiarized.

The main reason why I created this free online essay checker was to sober you up and show you the bitter reality of all these fancy paper editors, and for you not to fall prey to a scammer, longing for stealing your paper.

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Coming to the US to study from Germany, I always struggled with getting an A for my papers, no matter how good my content was, grammar mistakes were constantly spoiling all the fun. Having used a dozen of online essay raters and writing checkers, and having no significant result. That's why a friend of mine suggested I should use online editing services.

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Google docs has made it possible for me to go paperless. The decision to remove paper from my life has been liberating! Whenever I train teachers, I share my enthusiasm for a paperless classroom. My cries of joy and excitement are sometimes met with grunts and skeptical looks. I’ve met several teachers using Google docs, who still collect hard copies of assignments and essays to grade by hand. They are concerned that grading online will take longer than grading by hand. I disagree.

I want to share three tips and tricks I’ve used to make grading digital writing more efficient than hand grading student work.

1.  Set Your Own Preferences

Teachers can set specific preferences in their docs to tell the computer to automatically substitute one thing for another. If you have traditionally used symbols or abbreviations on your students’ papers, then you can do something similar in docs. Whenever I type the letters “awk” which stand for awkward phrasing, the computer automatically inserts the following: [note: awkward wording. rework for clarity.]

This screencast below will show you how to set your preferences!

2. Shortcuts Save Time

Keyboard shortcuts are such a simple way to expedite the grading process when teachers are editing and assessing work on a Google doc. They remove unnecessary steps which can interrupt a teacher’s flow when they are grading. Instead of leaving comments by highlighting text, clicking “Insert” and selecting “Comment,” I use option+command+m on my keyboard. It may seem like a small difference, but that adds up when a teacher has 50, 100 or 150 assignments to grade.

Mac shortcuts – click on the image to find more shortcuts!

PC shortcuts – click on the image to find more shortcuts!

Remember: You can simply click on any header at the top of your Google doc (File, Edit, View, Insert, etc.) and find the shortcuts available for the actions you repeat most when editing Google docs.

3. Make a Master List of Comments

Teachers spend a majority of their time writing the same comments on 75% of all student work. This is not an effective use of our time. Instead, I have started compiling master lists of comments. If I am grading summer assignments, I open up the master list of comments for that particular assignment. If I am grading an argument essay, I open up my master list of argument essay comments. I keep the master list open in a separate tab while I am providing feedback and simply copy and paste the comments onto the student documents as I grade. Of course, some comments are unique to each student, but I find the master list a huge help when grading large numbers of the same assignment.

This is a bit of a tangent, but I love to pair my comments with links to YouTube videos that explain a particular aspect of writing. If a student begins his/her essay without a hook strategy, I will remind them that they need to add a hook strategy but I also include a link to my video on how to write hook strategies. This provides students with the support they need to improve their work. When teachers include a link in a “Comment” it automatically becomes a hyperlink, which is handy for students.

If you find these strategies useful, stay tuned for a post on using Google forms for assessment! As always, if you have your own tips and tricks that work, please post a comment and share them. I love learning from other educators.

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Very helpful! Thanks!

That’s great to hear, Lindsey!

Do you know if there is a way to set preferences so whenever I type it is in a different color than the student is using?

Similar to using a red pen to grade work that was written in pencil.

I teach 4th grade and am new to google classroom and google docs so I want to keep it simple for my students.

Hi Christina,

There is no way to set it up so it automatically changes color in the preferences, BUT if you click “Suggesting” mode, then all your comments appear in another color. That’s how I do it!

Thank you so much for this post. I will return to it again and again. Wonderful resource.

You are so welcome, Jodie!

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Love Google docs. I’m also addicted to using Doctopus in order to track all of the papers that come in from my students. It’s a script in GDocs that allows me to create personalized, properly named documents individually for each student with one step and also direct the submissions to a particular folder in my Google drive. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going, Catlin!

This sounds amazing. If you post directions on how to use it, please notify me!

Using audio comments like Learn.ly has been a huge timesaver

thanks for posting…i like the idea…

So great! 🙂 I also love to link to YouTube videos – especially Kevin’s grmr.me videos! Kids love those too!

I just signed up for WriterKEY and it is much more intuitive and less time demanding. Plus the data analytics, the alignment to the Common Core, and the Conference notes are all things that Google doesn’t do. You should check it out at http://www.writerkey.com

I have have to rely on free tools. It looks like WriterKEY is a paid for service.

I bought a personal copy of writerkey for myself at the end of last year. It was well worth it. Google docs didn’t really advance my teaching, it only took what i was doing manually and had me doing it online. This year, our school bought a school-wide license.

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Teachers had been asking about these topics this week. What great timing.

I seldom grade work now but I’m in a position to pass this kind of material on to others who do. Rest assured that your hints and ideas will be disseminated in Aotearoa New Zealand. Many thanks.

great tips..i will disseminate and share this with other colleague at my university

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Would you be interested in also sharing your “canned comments” documents? I’m just thinking of the old adage “no use in reinventing the wheel” when it’s already been done.

I’ve made my comments doc a “View only.” You can view it and go to “File”>”Make a copy” to save it in your Google drive. Just make sure you are signed into your Gmail, so the document has a place to save. Click here to view my comments doc.

I’m not sure how helpful this will be as it is my hodgepodge of comments, but I’m happy to share!

Thank you so much! I have been searching for a way to speed up my grading processes while reviewing 150 essays. The tips you share here, in the document shared, and in your other posts are incredibly helpful. I reallyaappreciate your willingness to collaborate, even online!

By the way, I teach at a Windsor High in CO! 🙂

Thanks so much, Catlin! I really appreciate your spirit of collaboration. I have learned many great things from your site that I look forward to implementing in my classroom.

By the way, I’m a teacher at a Windsor High School in CO! 🙂

Many thanks again! Anne

Thank you for the comment. How ironic about our school names! I’m thrilled that two teachers from Windsor High Schools (a couple states apart) can collaborate online.

I’m so glad to hear my blogs have been helpful!

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I recently took your advice and had time in the computer lab where students shared their documents with me, and I could see what they were doing in real time. Loved it. However, now I have a 120 shared documents in my google drive with no sort of organization. And, I had problems finding students documents that had previously shared them. Any suggestions on organization? I can put them in folders in my drive, but I feel like there is a better way? Any suggestions? Thanks! I love the shortcuts, too.

Hi Shannon,

I actually don’t download or organize my students’ work in my Google drive. I create labels in my email, set my filters to automatically organize the documents shared with me, and open the documents straight from my email.

If you want to try to organize your documents in your Google drive, I would suggest trying Doctopus .

I love the filters and labels idea. Hadn’t even thought of it. Google has a great search tool as well that I have found very handy. Thanks, Catlin, for your great insights! I’ve really enjoyed your blog!

Hello I love this idea of filtering the emails. I am not sure exactly how to go about that. Do you have a tutorial of how you were able to do that. Do you require your students to put certain information in the subject.

Yes, I have all students name their documents the same way –> class name – last name – title of the assignment.

Click here to view a tutorial on setting up Gmail filters.

google classroom!!!!!

Google Classroom is amazing!!!

Thanks for this. I will be sharing this with some of my colleagues. Is there any way to set the preferences so the comments we insert into a student’s document appear in another color besides black?

No, I could not set the preference so the comments are a specific color or highlighted. I actually emailed Google about this.

Hi, thanks for the tips. Do you know of anyone using Google Scripts to macro comments into the students’ papers? I know you can make a side bar, and if there were buttons like “R/O” and “C/S” on that bar, it would be an easy way to paste explanations into students’ essays in docs. I used to do this very successfully with Word, but I’ll never go back after Docs!

I don’t know anyone doing this, but I am totally intrigued!

I will check this out. Thank you for posting this comment.

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I just found your webpage. It is Great. I am helping an English teacher who is new to google docs. Is there a way to include a rubric with her doc so that she can comment as well as grade right in the students doc? Could you lead me to directions on doing this? Thanks very much! Susan Heffner

She can create a rubric with Google form. I grade my students essays on docs and complete a Google form rubric. Here’s a tutorial on starting a Google form.

My friend Lisa actually recorded this video recently about how to create a Google Form –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJFB8ZI9V3M

This is really wonderful – thank you for sharing!

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I wish the substitutions worked with the Comment feature – what a bummer! Did Google ever write you back about setting font/color preferences?

I took Catlin’s advice and created my own preferences in Google Docs to grade. (Thanks, Catlin. This was really helpful and timely.) One thing I noticed is that if I type in my shortcut ( frag= [fragment] ) while I am in the ‘suggestions’ mode on my student’s paper, [fragment] shows up on the paper in green every time. It is eye catching for the student and for me. Hope that helps. Happy grading! Amy

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Great ideas. Thanks! I just started using Google docs and your tips are very hepful. I was just playing around with setting preferences and accidentally discovered that after you type the shortcut you can just hit the spacebar instead of hitting enter to see the full text. I did not have to hit enter and then backspace to fix it.

Thank you for the comment, Christina!

I realized the same thing when I was grading. It’s more convenient to just press space bar as I work.

Glad to hear the tips were useful!

Catlin,thank you so much for your tips and tricks easing the process of student grading. Yes,Google docs and all other Google’s apps help a lot teachers saving time and transform class room activities and assignments into electronic -easy-manageable manner. Me,as a Eenglish and Business study educator, teaching to various age groups in three different educational institutions,without Google ,Dropbox,Flipboard,newly twitter release-medium.com and many alike, I would not be able successfully coping with the workload and staying tuned,Nearly 70% of my students use smart phones and/or tablets for educational purposes.Furthermore,I am partnering to an amazing local start up ,in its seeding phase,putting all needed into one place for schools, educators and students.In fact,this venture has enabled us rising student’s involvement into educational process and bringing upon great results. Being proud to mention,92% of our students continue their education to the university.50% enrol directly to second year at NBU and rest to various EU university,as most of to their first choices made. Robert Sarafov,Private School for Multimedia,Graphic Design and Animation,Sofia,Bulgaria

Thank you, Robert!

I’m so glad the tips were helpful. It sounds like you are successfully juggling quite a bit in your own work.

This is an incredibly helpful website. I am currently in a workshop that asks us to explore different edtech tools and when I saw the abbreviations for longer comments I quickly called over all the English teachers!

I saw that others had this questions, but I did not see a response. Did Google ever reply about changing the color of an inserted comment on the doc? I am afraid that my students won’t notice my comments when they reflect on their work unless it stands out.

No, I never received an email back from Google about this. At first, I spent time going over these comments to highlight them, but I realized that was too time consuming. Now, I like having the comments embedded in the text using brackets. I always have my students edit their work, and I am able to easily identify the papers that had not been thoroughly edited as many of the bracketed comments were still present. They have to pay close attention as they are editing to catch them. Most of those comments are about mechanical stuff and sentence structure. I identify larger issues with missing elements and underdeveloped analysis with the “comments” in the side margin.

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Would it be possible to get some copies of your masters lists of comments?

Scroll through the comments and I’ve included a link.

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Hi Catlin, Thanks for the post. Have a look at two scipts to further streamline your work, I think you’ll like these: – doctapus: helps organize and distribute your documents to students. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yC1AzHMilU ) – goobric: create your own rubric, quickly grade and it adds to student documents and also can email out to students. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_5Kx9j35YM )

Now my question and dream script… Do you or anyone out there know of a ‘canned comment’ script. If you have used Turn-it-in, they allow you to set up a nice set of comments to match criteria, etc. I would be sold on gdocs for grading all my work if this script existed. Any developers out there want to make us teachers very happy? please?

Cheers Peter

If you place your cursor where you want to type the shortcut, then click the text button and select a color the substitution will appear in the color you selected. Not the greatest solution, but for some students the color will make it easier to find what they need to correct.

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So an old dog can learn new tricks! I am in the last 35 days of my teaching career (retiring after 29 years) and decided to have my students turn in their essays on Google drive (the last I will ever grade! Woohoo!). Even though I’ve had significant frustration with grading this way (I tend to be a paper/pen gal), I decided to give it one last try! Thank you so much for your pointers! I am actually excited to get to grading these essays to try out these new tools!…..Did I just say that?!!? Thank you!

Good for you, Theresa! I’m impressed you would take this on so close to retirement. It’s a testament to your desire to continue experimenting and learning. There is definitely a learning curve when grading online, but I’ve found it actually saves tons of time and allows more opportunities for me to provide formative feedback.

Enjoy your last month of school!

Hello! I began going paperless this year, and the time-saving tool of setting preferences has worked wonderfully. Although the remarks are inside parentheses which helps them stand out for the student, it would be FANTASTIC if the remarks could be automatically be generated in a different color or font. Do you know if this is possible? I know it would help students to locate the remarks more quickly.

Thanks so much!

I actually wrote Google about this very issue. I’m still waiting for my response (13 months and counting ;). For now, I have to be content with brackets. I actually like that it forces them to look at the text really closely when editing, but I agree a different font color or highlights would be nice.

Thank you for the great work you are doing! It is awesome to find a teacher so willing to collaborate and share ideas.

I have been using turnitin.com’s grading and commenting software because my previous school had a paid subscription, but at my new school I no longer have this and want to try using googledocs. The question I have is about sharing the comments with the kids so that they have a permanent record of their papers with comments. (Periodically throughout the school year, we will be going back and reflecting on previous papers, looking through comments, etc.) Is there a way to return the comments and edits to students in a way that is both easy for them to work with and revise but in a way that also retains the original comments? Or do you have any other recommendations about returning student work that has been submitted?

Thank you! Tom

When you are using Google docs, you can revisit any version of a student’s document. Just go to the document, click “File” and select “Revision history.” You can see every time someone has worked on the document. You can restore previous versions to see what has been changed, edited or revised.

If you click “Comments” in the upper right hand corner of the document, you can also view all the comments that have been made on the document even if they have been marked “Resolved.”

I also wrote a post about Google Workflows , which may help you decide on the best strategy for collecting students work using Google docs.

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I love this. As a new Language Arts teacher, I think it would be very helpful to me if you could share your full list of comments. I think the ones I can see in your video are great and I’d like to see the rest.

If you look through the comments, Glenn, I’ve linked to my very messy doc 😉

I didn’t read ALL of the comments, so perhaps someone already said this…

If your students share their essay with you in the new “suggestions” mode, anything we write in-text (including the bracketed shortcut comments) will be automatically underlined in green. I didn’t realize this, so for their first essay, I told them they could share in any manner. Now that I realize it will underline it, I’m going to require them to only share their essays with me in suggestion mode.

Great point. Thanks for posting a comment, Lindsay!

Hi Catlin, I will be presenting these ideas to my teachers tomorrow. The L.A. department is my hardest sell. Wish me luck! Thanks for sharing them. Ben

You’re so welcome, Ben. I hope your presentation goes well!

Loved the idea of setting comments in preferences for grading my students work. It is working well for me. The only problem I’m trying to work around is avoiding letters or symbols that trigger a comment, especially when I am trying to create a document for an assignment or other purpose I might have. Any suggestions you have to avoid this pitfall would be appreciated. Thanks, Wendy

I ran into the same issue when I set up the question mark to mean “unclear – rework for clarity”. I ended up changing the shortcut to “unc” instead. The only way to troubleshoot this issue is to use letter combinations or phrases that make sense to you but that you don’t use in your everyday writing or work.

Good luck. Catlin

Same thing happened to me. I changed ? to ?? and first to fir. But otherwise, I use the shortcuts EVERY day. Thanks again!

Glad to hear it, Lindsay!

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This is so helpful. Thank you so much!

You’re so welcome, Marissa!

What great ideas; I love the YouTube links to instructional videos! I use Screencastomatic to make screencasts as revision tutorials, but I never thought to link them directly into student papers! Simple but brilliant! Thank you Catlin.

You are so welcome, Sam!

I love not explaining the same concepts over and over. Pointing students who need more clarification back to the video is a huge time saver!

Take care. Catlin

Hi Catlin, I teach 6th grade and am new this year having taught 3rd grade for years. I like your template for writing, broken down into the sections they need to include. Do you know what I am referring too? How did you make this or where would I find this template. Thank you,

I have a collection of templates for each grade level in my newest book, Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology . I include links to Google documents online you can access and make a copy of to use with students. I also wrote a blog a while back presenting the format, which might be helpful. The trick is that at 6th grade they don’t need to follow the format my 9/10 students use, which is the example I use in my blog.


Enjoyed reading all the comments! I tried your preferences trick but inside the preference brackets I used all caps and it was easier for students to see. Your video on how to do a rubric in Forms did not really explain. I use forms for quizes and things that the video said but I still don’t get how to set it up as a Rubric. Any other ideas on rubrics so I can mark at the same time as reading assignments. I looked at Goobric but it was very complicated!

I’m so glad the comments were useful, Ann! Did you see this post –> http://cluttered-record.flywheelsites.com/2014/10/save-time-grading-with-doctopus-goobric/ ? It has a video that breaks Goobric down. It may be helpful.

Hi Catlin, I would love to see your post on Goobric as I am just starting to explore it. The link doesn’t seem to be working anymore. Do you have an updated link to the post that you might be able to share?

I don’t have a recent link to Goobric. I have not used it in years since Google Forms can function now as a quiz and automatically grade the students’ answers and provide a visual display of their data.

I’m a follower of your blog, and I’m reading your book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology. It has helped me and my student writers tremendously. It contains a wealth of tools to help me support my middle school writers. I’m going to suggest it as a selection for my teacher PD summer reading book club. Thank you! I set preferences for common essay comments, as you advise, but I use these comments in suggested edits mode instead of directly within the student text. Comments added as suggested edits appear in green and are thus more visible to my writers without interfering with their actual text. If needed, I can further add personalized comments in the comment bubble that accompanies each suggested edit. After correction, suggested edits are also easier for the student to delete/clear away by simply clicking ‘x’ in the corner of the comments box attached to each suggested edit. Thank you again for all you do to support fellow teachers!

Thank you for the comment, Shari. I’m thrilled to hear you have enjoyed my newest book! I hope other teachers at your school find it useful if it is selected as a summer reading text.

I also use do all of my edits in suggesting mode so they appear in another color. I’ve been using system preference shortcuts for years and was thrilled when the suggesting mode feature was added. It makes the additions visually pop for students.

Thank you again for the kind words! Happy New Year!

How do you find page borders i google docs??

Hi MaryLynne,

Click “File” >”Page setup” to access page borders.

As a tip: if you’re afraid of your comment preferences being triggered when writing original comments, create triggers for symbols or words that you wouldn’t ever use normally.

For example, the word “context”, if it is set in your preferences to be substituted with a longer explanation, might accidentally trigger when you’re writing an original comment. But if you set “_context” as your trigger word, it will never accidentally go off, if you follow my reasoning.

Caitlin, I have played around a little with the preferences, and I think I found a way around the color coding. Set your keyboard to all caps; when you’re going to insert a pre-fabbed comment, insert two colons (::) as a signal a comment is coming, then use the keystroke you established in Preferences. The comment itself appears in all caps so students can detect it more easily. I suppose you could skip the colons, but I think they’re helpful.

Thanks for the tip, Sara!

Now that there is “Suggesting mode” anything I automatically enter with my preferences setting shows up in another color for students. The only thing I cannot change is the color of the font in the comments along the side of the document.

How do I get my eighth graders to each have their own google account? They’d each need a g-mail account, wouldn’t they? Does anyone have a document that they’ve used to ask parents’ permission to get kids to sign up for one? What else do I need to do before trying out all of these amazing ideas? Thanks so much!

I think I might have missed something. Does the video explain HOW TO SET UP the preferences in Google Docs? I see how to access them once they are created, but not how to actually create them. Thanks.

Click “Tools” at the top of any Gdoc in the account you want to create them. Select “Preferences” and you can add your own shortcuts.

You have literally saved me HOURS. Thank you!

I’m so glad, Lauren 😉

We all need more TIME!

This a good way to appreciate the teacher as they put their efforts to train students. UK dissertation Writers appreciates the teachers.

Good article. I love Google Docs for work.

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These are great tips! Is there a way to add a rubric on a student’s document so that I can grade right on their document?

If you use Google Classroom to share a document for this assignment with each of your students, you can insert a page break and include the rubric (copy and paste) at the bottom of the document. That way there is total transparency about how you are going to assess their work, which students can use as a guide, AND you can highlight where the student is at in terms of specific skills when you assess.

It might also be worth exploring Goobric, which is a Google Add-on that I used to use a few years ago to create rubrics attached to documents. I have not used it in a while since I do side-by-side assessments now, but it might be a cool option.

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An academic essay is a focused piece of writing that develops an idea or argument using evidence, analysis, and interpretation.

There are many types of essays you might write as a student. The content and length of an essay depends on your level, subject of study, and course requirements. However, most essays at university level are argumentative — they aim to persuade the reader of a particular position or perspective on a topic.

The essay writing process consists of three main stages:

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Essay writing process, preparation for writing an essay, writing the introduction, writing the main body, writing the conclusion, essay checklist, lecture slides, frequently asked questions about writing an essay.

The writing process of preparation, writing, and revisions applies to every essay or paper, but the time and effort spent on each stage depends on the type of essay .

For example, if you’ve been assigned a five-paragraph expository essay for a high school class, you’ll probably spend the most time on the writing stage; for a college-level argumentative essay , on the other hand, you’ll need to spend more time researching your topic and developing an original argument before you start writing.

Before you start writing, you should make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to say and how you’re going to say it. There are a few key steps you can follow to make sure you’re prepared:

Once you’ve got a clear idea of what you want to discuss, in what order, and what evidence you’ll use, you’re ready to start writing.

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The introduction sets the tone for your essay. It should grab the reader’s interest and inform them of what to expect. The introduction generally comprises 10–20% of the text.

1. Hook your reader

The first sentence of the introduction should pique your reader’s interest and curiosity. This sentence is sometimes called the hook. It might be an intriguing question, a surprising fact, or a bold statement emphasizing the relevance of the topic.

Let’s say we’re writing an essay about the development of Braille (the raised-dot reading and writing system used by visually impaired people). Our hook can make a strong statement about the topic:

The invention of Braille was a major turning point in the history of disability.

2. Provide background on your topic

Next, it’s important to give context that will help your reader understand your argument. This might involve providing background information, giving an overview of important academic work or debates on the topic, and explaining difficult terms. Don’t provide too much detail in the introduction—you can elaborate in the body of your essay.

3. Present the thesis statement

Next, you should formulate your thesis statement— the central argument you’re going to make. The thesis statement provides focus and signals your position on the topic. It is usually one or two sentences long. The thesis statement for our essay on Braille could look like this:

As the first writing system designed for blind people’s needs, Braille was a groundbreaking new accessibility tool. It not only provided practical benefits, but also helped change the cultural status of blindness.

4. Map the structure

In longer essays, you can end the introduction by briefly describing what will be covered in each part of the essay. This guides the reader through your structure and gives a preview of how your argument will develop.

The invention of Braille marked a major turning point in the history of disability. The writing system of raised dots used by blind and visually impaired people was developed by Louis Braille in nineteenth-century France. In a society that did not value disabled people in general, blindness was particularly stigmatized, and lack of access to reading and writing was a significant barrier to social participation. The idea of tactile reading was not entirely new, but existing methods based on sighted systems were difficult to learn and use. As the first writing system designed for blind people’s needs, Braille was a groundbreaking new accessibility tool. It not only provided practical benefits, but also helped change the cultural status of blindness. This essay begins by discussing the situation of blind people in nineteenth-century Europe. It then describes the invention of Braille and the gradual process of its acceptance within blind education. Subsequently, it explores the wide-ranging effects of this invention on blind people’s social and cultural lives.

Write your essay introduction

The body of your essay is where you make arguments supporting your thesis, provide evidence, and develop your ideas. Its purpose is to present, interpret, and analyze the information and sources you have gathered to support your argument.

Length of the body text

The length of the body depends on the type of essay. On average, the body comprises 60–80% of your essay. For a high school essay, this could be just three paragraphs, but for a graduate school essay of 6,000 words, the body could take up 8–10 pages.

Paragraph structure

To give your essay a clear structure , it is important to organize it into paragraphs . Each paragraph should be centered around one main point or idea.

That idea is introduced in a  topic sentence . The topic sentence should generally lead on from the previous paragraph and introduce the point to be made in this paragraph. Transition words can be used to create clear connections between sentences.

After the topic sentence, present evidence such as data, examples, or quotes from relevant sources. Be sure to interpret and explain the evidence, and show how it helps develop your overall argument.

Lack of access to reading and writing put blind people at a serious disadvantage in nineteenth-century society. Text was one of the primary methods through which people engaged with culture, communicated with others, and accessed information; without a well-developed reading system that did not rely on sight, blind people were excluded from social participation (Weygand, 2009). While disabled people in general suffered from discrimination, blindness was widely viewed as the worst disability, and it was commonly believed that blind people were incapable of pursuing a profession or improving themselves through culture (Weygand, 2009). This demonstrates the importance of reading and writing to social status at the time: without access to text, it was considered impossible to fully participate in society. Blind people were excluded from the sighted world, but also entirely dependent on sighted people for information and education.

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The conclusion is the final paragraph of an essay. It should generally take up no more than 10–15% of the text . A strong essay conclusion :

A great conclusion should finish with a memorable or impactful sentence that leaves the reader with a strong final impression.

What not to include in a conclusion

To make your essay’s conclusion as strong as possible, there are a few things you should avoid. The most common mistakes are:

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An essay is a focused piece of writing that explains, argues, describes, or narrates.

In high school, you may have to write many different types of essays to develop your writing skills.

Academic essays at college level are usually argumentative : you develop a clear thesis about your topic and make a case for your position using evidence, analysis and interpretation.

The structure of an essay is divided into an introduction that presents your topic and thesis statement , a body containing your in-depth analysis and arguments, and a conclusion wrapping up your ideas.

The structure of the body is flexible, but you should always spend some time thinking about how you can organize your essay to best serve your ideas.

Your essay introduction should include three main things, in this order:

The length of each part depends on the length and complexity of your essay .

A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the central point of your paper or essay . Everything else you write should relate to this key idea.

The thesis statement is essential in any academic essay or research paper for two main reasons:

Without a clear thesis statement, an essay can end up rambling and unfocused, leaving your reader unsure of exactly what you want to say.

A topic sentence is a sentence that expresses the main point of a paragraph . Everything else in the paragraph should relate to the topic sentence.

At college level, you must properly cite your sources in all essays , research papers , and other academic texts (except exams and in-class exercises).

Add a citation whenever you quote , paraphrase , or summarize information or ideas from a source. You should also give full source details in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your text.

The exact format of your citations depends on which citation style you are instructed to use. The most common styles are APA , MLA , and Chicago .

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Writing an academic essay means fashioning a coherent set of ideas into an argument. Because essays are essentially linear—they offer one idea at a time—they must present their ideas in the order that makes most sense to a reader. Successfully structuring an essay means attending to a reader's logic.

The focus of such an essay predicts its structure. It dictates the information readers need to know and the order in which they need to receive it. Thus your essay's structure is necessarily unique to the main claim you're making. Although there are guidelines for constructing certain classic essay types (e.g., comparative analysis), there are no set formula.

Answering Questions:  The Parts of an Essay

A typical essay contains many different kinds of information, often located in specialized parts or sections. Even short essays perform several different operations: introducing the argument, analyzing data, raising counterarguments, concluding. Introductions and conclusions have fixed places, but other parts don't. Counterargument, for example, may appear within a paragraph, as a free-standing section, as part of the beginning, or before the ending. Background material (historical context or biographical information, a summary of relevant theory or criticism, the definition of a key term) often appears at the beginning of the essay, between the introduction and the first analytical section, but might also appear near the beginning of the specific section to which it's relevant.

It's helpful to think of the different essay sections as answering a series of questions your reader might ask when encountering your thesis. (Readers should have questions. If they don't, your thesis is most likely simply an observation of fact, not an arguable claim.)

"What?"   The first question to anticipate from a reader is "what": What evidence shows that the phenomenon described by your thesis is true? To answer the question you must examine your evidence, thus demonstrating the truth of your claim. This "what" or "demonstration" section comes early in the essay, often directly after the introduction. Since you're essentially reporting what you've observed, this is the part you might have most to say about when you first start writing. But be forewarned: it shouldn't take up much more than a third (often much less) of your finished essay. If it does, the essay will lack balance and may read as mere summary or description.

"How?"   A reader will also want to know whether the claims of the thesis are true in all cases. The corresponding question is "how": How does the thesis stand up to the challenge of a counterargument? How does the introduction of new material—a new way of looking at the evidence, another set of sources—affect the claims you're making? Typically, an essay will include at least one "how" section. (Call it "complication" since you're responding to a reader's complicating questions.) This section usually comes after the "what," but keep in mind that an essay may complicate its argument several times depending on its length, and that counterargument alone may appear just about anywhere in an essay.

"Why?"   Your reader will also want to know what's at stake in your claim: Why does your interpretation of a phenomenon matter to anyone beside you? This question addresses the larger implications of your thesis. It allows your readers to understand your essay within a larger context. In answering "why", your essay explains its own significance. Although you might gesture at this question in your introduction, the fullest answer to it properly belongs at your essay's end. If you leave it out, your readers will experience your essay as unfinished—or, worse, as pointless or insular.

Mapping an Essay

Structuring your essay according to a reader's logic means examining your thesis and anticipating what a reader needs to know, and in what sequence, in order to grasp and be convinced by your argument as it unfolds. The easiest way to do this is to map the essay's ideas via a written narrative. Such an account will give you a preliminary record of your ideas, and will allow you to remind yourself at every turn of the reader's needs in understanding your idea.

Essay maps ask you to predict where your reader will expect background information, counterargument, close analysis of a primary source, or a turn to secondary source material. Essay maps are not concerned with paragraphs so much as with sections of an essay. They anticipate the major argumentative moves you expect your essay to make. Try making your map like this:

Your map should naturally take you through some preliminary answers to the basic questions of what, how, and why. It is not a contract, though—the order in which the ideas appear is not a rigid one. Essay maps are flexible; they evolve with your ideas.

Signs of Trouble  

A common structural flaw in college essays is the "walk-through" (also labeled "summary" or "description"). Walk-through essays follow the structure of their sources rather than establishing their own. Such essays generally have a descriptive thesis rather than an argumentative one. Be wary of paragraph openers that lead off with "time" words ("first," "next," "after," "then") or "listing" words ("also," "another," "in addition"). Although they don't always signal trouble, these paragraph openers often indicate that an essay's thesis and structure need work: they suggest that the essay simply reproduces the chronology of the source text (in the case of time words: first this happens, then that, and afterwards another thing . . . ) or simply lists example after example ("In addition, the use of color indicates another way that the painting differentiates between good and evil").

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Writing an essay should never be an end in itself. You have to perfect it through rating. Evaluating your essay makes sure it is 100% accurate and does not contain any deliberate errors.

A good essay should be void of plagiarism traces, bad sentence structures, and grammatical and spelling issues. All the essential aspects of a good essay should always be observed. Perfecting your essay before the submission is an important step that can make a huge difference. 

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How To Rate Your Essay

1. read through it.

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Reading through the paper before submission enables you to get rid of all minor and major mistakes. If you rushed to finish the essay, you might skim it instead of doing a perfect revision.

Reading through needs time so that you can identify all mistakes.

Check for superb quality and ensure that the grammar, spelling, and tenses are all correct. Above all, if you have any citations and references, ensure they are accurate. 

Perhaps having someone else read through your essay will be more helpful. Another person cannot skim through the essay and may be able to see smaller mistakes. Even though you are the one who wrote it, another friend reading your paper is in a better position to identify mistakes that you cannot see.

2. Ask an expert to rate

An expert has experience in proofreading and editing essays. Good experts have gone through different essays in all fields of study. This gives them a better advantage to spot all the mistakes that you cannot see. 

Experts who specialize in college essays have previously taught students and some of them have even published their books on essay writing. As such, they are familiar with the styles, academic rules, and expectations of your professor. It puts them in a better position to evaluate and rate your essay. 

Specialists can point out the various mistakes in terms of language use, proper citation, documentation, and general formatting of essays. If you obey all their observations, it gives you a better chance to submit a perfect essay.

3. Compare with Colleagues

Not all students are equal in academics. Others will be good at essays and have a deeper knowledge than you. Rightly so, comparing your essays with theirs can enable you to know if you are on the right track.

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You can discuss with colleagues and find better ways of perfecting your essay.

4. Ask your tutor

Your school instructors are also in a better position to evaluate your essay.

This is the best person to give you directions by showing you the areas you have gone wrong in essay writing.

Make your teacher your best friend and your essay writing skills will improve. 

5. Relate with Previously A-graded Essays

Getting bad feedback on your essay can be demoralizing but you have to take it as a learning point as you aim to perfect your skills. Just as you use old exam to revise and study.

If you compare your essay with the previous ones that received an A grade, you can know where you have gone wrong.

Essays that have been awarded an A grade are simply outstanding. They have a compelling thesis, coherent structure, a persuasive argument, and properly integrated evidence. There is a lot you can borrow from A-graded essays.

6. Compare with Instructions

As usual, essays come with different types of instructions from your tutor. A good way of rating your essay is to go through the instructions again and know where you did not follow what the tutor wants. 

7. Compare with Model Essays

Most model essays do not require editing or polishing. They are simply strong essays with a clear structure that can help you in evaluating your essays. If you compare your essay to these models, you can acquire new ideas and improve your essay writing skills.

Model essays give you an idea of techniques you can use to write common essay topics.

Other Ways To Check The Quality Of Your Essay

Students and professors have never agreed on what constitutes a good essay. However, learning institutions set their standard on what they expect from you before they can give your essay a good grade.

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As a serious student, it is paramount to check the quality of your essay before submission. The following are more ways of checking the quality:


Submitting an essay without proofreading is committing academic irresponsibility. Go through the essay several times to get rid of all mistakes.

Proofreading manually and using other software tools to perfect your essay.

Editing goes hand in hand with proofreading. Look out for all spelling, grammar, and sentence mistakes and make the necessary changes.

If you find it hard to point out your own mistakes, ask a friend to read your essay.

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Grammarly is a perfect tool you can use to check the quality of your essay. It not only checks spelling and grammar mistakes in your essay but also identifies plagiarism errors.

After proofreading manually, use Grammarly to perfect your editing.

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Matching your essay with others is also a way of improving its quality. You will discover new styles of writing and presenting your arguments .

Through comparison, you can pick up new writing strategies and ideas that can improve your essay before you submit it. 

How To Check Your Essay Grade

1. uploading a draft for the tutor to grade.

A draft will be good because the teacher will give you a rough grade before you make a final submission. This gives you a chance to make any necessary amendments that can help you achieve a higher grade.

2. Wait for Grading

Students are usually eager to know how the professor is going to rate their essays. What is important is the final grade your essay will get. You can wait for a grade from your professor but this needs patients because many essays are being evaluated.

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Professors award each part of the essay a percentage. The thesis, evidence, analysis, and writing will determine your final grade. 

3. Use Online Essay Graders

If you are not sure about the quality of your essay, you can use essay graders before submitting it to your tutor. Online essay graders can help you to point out the mistakes and help to improve your writing skills.

Some top-notch editors will review your paper and grade it.

4. Consulting your TA

A classroom assistant is a teaching aide who can also help you to check the grade of your essay. A teaching assistant provides a lot of support to teachers on different learning aspects and this includes essays.

Your TA can read your essay and tell you if it is an A grade or an F grade. 

Importance Of Rating Your Essay Before Submitting It

It is demoralizing and frustrating to receive negative feedback after submitting your essay. Every student wants their essay to score a good grade.

Rating your essay before submission provides the perfect avenue for you to get rid of mistakes that can affect the grade. With proper editing and proofreading skills, the rating can be the game-changer that will give your essay an A grade. 

When you rate your essay by seeking tutor advice, proofreading, or comparing with colleagues, you stand a chance to make it perfect. You can enhance your writing style and the coherence of the entire essay.

Rating an essay requires that you reread it and identify any significant issues. It makes it easy to evaluate the paragraph structure and the general organization of the essay.

After rating your essay, you can correct the minor mistakes which are likely to affect the grade. A good essay rating helps you get rid of inconsistency, punctuation errors, grammar mistakes, and all manners of redundancy.

In the end, you will submit a better essay to your professor with a high chance of getting good grades.

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We’ve all been there. No one likes marking. But as a professor, it’s part of the job description. One of the draft titles of this post was even “How to Grade Essays Without Wanting to Commit Murder.” While there are some great guides on teaching the mechanics of grading available, there isn’t much useful advice on how to make grading easier apart from either having fewer assignments or providing less feedback. In the real world, neither one of these is very useful. But there are strategies that every instructor or professor can follow to make grading essays quicker and more efficient. Here are some of mine.

1) Have Faith in Yourself

One of the biggest problems I’ve faced and continue to face as an instructor is Imposter Syndrome, or the belief that I’ve somehow fooled everyone around me into believing that I am a knowledgeable and competent person. Grading is one area where Imposter Syndrome likes to rear its ugly head. You will have finished reading a paper and then start to doubt that you’ve given it an appropriate grade. Or you worry that your students will get mad at you for giving them a bad grade. Or you’ll worry that this paper will result in a grade dispute, and then real professors will review and judge your work and find you wanting. Resist these thoughts. Remember that you have the expertise and good judgement to evaluate essays. Do not second-guess yourself. Assign a grade, make your comments, and move on. Have faith that you have done your best.

2) Don’t Repeat Yourself

It’s very common in research essays to see that same mistake made more than once. This is particularly the case when it comes to footnotes and bibliographies, which are often filled with tiny mistakes. Don’t spend all your time correcting these mistakes. Fix it once, and explain what you did. If you see it again, circle it and write something like “see previous comment on…” If it’s a systematic problem, I’d then make a note to mention this problem in the comments and say that you’ve only corrected a couple of instances to give them an idea of how to do it properly. This is not high school, and it is not your job to find every single mistake on an essay and correct it. Instead, identify the problem, and give your student an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned. The same goes for grammar and spelling. If it’s a serious issue, I always recommend that students go see the Writing Centre. It’s not your job to teach them how to write (unless it’s a composition class, in which case, good luck!)

3) Create a Comment Bank

You’ll notice that after a while, you will repeat the same sentences over and over again. To save yourself from having to either remember what you said last time or type or to write the same sentence over and over again, create a Word document with your most common comments. This is sometimes referred to as a Comment Bank or a Teaching Toolbox. I will do a whole blog post on this in the near future, but it’s easy to get started. If you save your comments on your computer, read through them and copy and paste the most common into a new Word document. For example, one that I use a lot is “While I can see that you are trying to make an argument here, you spend too much time describing or summarizing your sources rather than analysing them. In general, you should avoid description as much as possible.” The time and frustration you will save is immeasurable

4) Create a Bibliographic Bank

Odds are you will receive several papers on a given topic. Once you’ve been marking for a while, you’ll notice that you keep recommending the same books or articles. Again, to save you from having to remember which sources you want to recommend and/or typing out the full references, create a Word document with a list of topics and some of the most important sources listed for each. This way you only do the research once, rather than a million times. This is also helpful if you want to evaluate whether your students have selected appropriate sources or have missed important ones. Your comps list can be a great starting point.

5) Make a Grading Conversion Chart

In general, most assignments require three different “grades”: a letter grade, a percentage, and a numeric grade (like 7 out of 10). They each have their own purposes, but the odds are you will need to convert between them. Even when working at one institution for many years, it can be hard to do this conversion in your head. Spend several years as a sessional at multiple universities with their own ideas about what each letter grade means, and the problem grows exponentially. My solution is is to use an Excel spreadsheet of grades. This is relative easy to create. Mine look like this:

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It’s really easy to do. Each “out of” number has three columns. The first is a numeric grade. The second is that grade converted to a percentage (it’s easier to do with a formula, and then just do “fill down.”) The third column is the corresponding letter grade. You can fill these in manually, or you can use a formula.

Here’s mine, but make sure yours corresponds to your institution’s grading scheme! =IF(K19>=95%,”A+”,IF(K19>90%,”A”,IF(K19>=85%,”A “, IF(K19>=80%,”B+”, IF(K19>=75%,”B”,IF(K19>70%,”B-“, IF(K19>65%,”C+”,IF(K19>60%,”C”,IF(K19>55%,”C”, IF(K19>50%,”P”,IF(K19>0%,”NC”,)))))))))))

6) Mark in Batches

I like to run, and when you’re really tired and facing a long run, thinking of the time remaining in intervals makes it much easier. The same is true for marking. A stack of 100 essays seems insurmountable. So what I do is break that stack down into manageable groups, usually 3 or 5 essays, which is about an hour to an hour and a half of grading, depending on the length of the essay. I sit down, grade those essays, type the comments up, put the grades into my grading sheet, and then take a break of at least 45 minutes. This is part of the SMART goal system (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound). It really does help make the grading feel achievable while also ensuring that you are giving your mind a break every one in a while. Once you’ve finished your batch, either set them aside in a different location or put a tick or some kind of mark on them so you can easily tell that they are all finished.

7) When in Doubt, Roll Up

Many essays seem to fall in a valley between one grade and the next, like when you’re not sure if it’s a B- or a B. In these cases, I almost always roll up. This was advice that I got when I was a TA, and it stuck with me. Try to give your students the benefit of the doubt. Remember that university is hard. Many students take multiple classes and/or work while in school. If you are dealing with a paper on the borderline between one grade and the next, or your paper is within 1 to 2% of rolling to the next letter grade, then just bump the grade. It’s always better to err on the side of generosity. And giving someone a 69.5% instead of a 70% is just a bit of a dick move.

8) Don’t Waste Your Time

There will be essays that are so bad that they defy all explanation. Either there are no footnotes or bibliography, the essay is 3 pages when it was supposed to be 8, or the student just completely ignored your instructions. In other words, it’s obvious that the student just doesn’t care. Don’t waste your time commenting on these papers. If your student can’t be bothered to read the instructions, then you have no obligation to spend your precious time marking the paper. I usually place a comment to the effect of: “I would strongly recommend that you review the requirements for this assignment, which can be found on the Research Assignment Instructions sheet.” I find that this is firm, but fair. Save your energy for the students who really put effort into their papers, even when they don’t succeed.

9) If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Say Something Nice Anyways

Students are humans (though it’s easy to forget this sometimes…), and respond best to positive reinforcement. So try to find something good to say about the essay. Some suggestions, courtesy of my good friend Clare include: “Nice margins!” “Excellent choice of font!” On a more serious note, I usually go with something like “This is a great effort!” or “I can see that you are trying here!” I always use the positive-negative-positive sandwich. Put a positive comment, then a negative comment, and then another positive comment. This tends to motivate students to do better rather than just feel defeated. Remember, your job is to encourage students to learn, so make them feel like you are invested in their success.

Expert Tip: One variation on the positive-negative-positive sandwich comes courtesy of my friend Teva Vidal: “The “shit sandwich” is for kids who deserve detailed feedback but who just missed the mark: start off with the main strengths of what they wrote, then lay it on thick with what they screwed up, then end on a positive note in terms of how they can use what they’ve already got going for them to make it better in the future.

10) Try to find some joy in the work

You know how “Time flies when you’re having fun”? Well, this approach can help with marking. Try to have a sense of humour about the whole thing. There will be times when you become angry or frustrated because it seems like students are ignoring your instructions and therefore losing marks unnecessarily. Laughing this off will help. Some professors like to collect so-called “dumb” sentences and post them online. There are a number of ethical problems with that that I will not get into here. But I can and have shared them with my husband when I’m grading in the room with him. We can laugh together and I blow off steam (Saving your marriage through marking! I can see my husband laughing right now). I also like to mark with a bright pink pen, since it’s hard to get mad when you’re writing in pink ink.


So those are my suggestions for making the grading of essays a little more pleasant. I think the most important takeaway is that it’s worth spending the time to create tools. For many years, I would waste time researching lists of sources, writing out the same comments, and using a calculator. But my time, and yours, is precious, so work smart, not hard (this is becoming something of a motto…). Any other tips for grading essays quickly and efficiently? Let me know in the comments below!

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November 18, 2017 at 7:59 am

Many thanks for this! Found it really useful while I’m grading my mid-terms 🙂 The comment about imposter syndrome resonated with me – I’m always second guessing if I should grade higher or lower, or leave it. Most times, I re-read the essay and see that my grading was actually fair first time around.

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November 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Same here! I still struggle with this, and I’ve been teaching for nearly ten years! Glad I could help!

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Im a new tertiary level lecturer and I am finding marking the most insightful way to udnerstand how students think. Some of the papers I have marked recently have been indescribable, incomprehnsible and just mere reflections of what I am defining as ‘laziness’. To justify this definition I thought long and hard and finally realised that if it took me truck loads of hours to get it right on essay writing, and to Masters level thats a lot of assignments.  So when I really feel confused I reflect back on my own learning experiences and use that as a secondary standard with the marking rubric the primary standard…I refuse to compromise my standards of learning just to enable a lazy student to maintain theirs.

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What can you do with an online essay grader.

A professional-grade free essay grading online tool helps correct my essay online free of charge, which is very handy for the low-income professions, especially for the students. You can perform the following activities through a great essay revisor and grader.

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A powerful and automatic essay grader free tool whether it is a GRE essay grader or an SAT essay grader should have numerous features that help enhance the quality of an essay or a research thesis. The top 6 of those salient features are mentioned below.


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A good interface of an online essay checker offers a paper checking field at a prominent place on the landing page for pasting the copied text. Almost, all essay checkers also offer options to upload the desired writing via the upload navigation button.

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– Telling the real-life experience in the form story – Should be very simple and easy to understand the story – Should be interesting to listen and learn from – Mostly they are written in the first-person narration – Involves a personal statement or conclusion at the end of the essay – In this type of essay, the facts are added from the writer’s perspective – A narrative essay should have a clear subject or character to write about – There should be a clear plot and all components of a story like a climax, resolution, action, etc. – This form of writing is applicable to both fiction and non-fiction writing


– This is very close to the narrative type of essay writing in which the core concept and understanding of the subject is achieved by the personal analysis and detailed observations – Choosing a subject should be a matter of personal interest to explore and observe it – A detailed personal observation for that particular subject is necessary for writing a descriptive essay – This essay should not be influenced by personal liking and disliking but should be purely based on the facts, impartial observations, and analysis. – Should include observations of all aspects related to the subject


– In this type of essay writing, the writer does a very balanced analysis of the subject of the writing. – Different types of essays like contrast, comparative, and procedural essays also include in this category – The exploration and explanation of the subject should be based on the examples, statistics, and historical facts – This type of essay should be free from personal bias or feeling at all


– Should be based on the objective of making the readers agree – The writer uses different ways to prove his point of view so that reader agrees with him/her – A professional persuasive essay should be based on the strong logic, facts, reasoning, and opinions generated by domain experts – Should be very clear and informative to accept

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Comparing short stories 'seventh grade and melting pot'.

In “Seventh Grade” the internal conflict takes place inside of Victor’s mind. Throughout the story Victor’s dilemma is that he tries to impress a girl, but in the process, he pretends to be something he’s not. After French class Victor realized that he should not try to amaze someone by not being himself, but accepting his own feelings and being who he truly is. As a result, Victor sort

Summary Of Mother And Daughter By Gary Soto

“What could she do?” (Soto 3). We have all at some point or another been the victim of circumstance, whether we accept it or not. The short story “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto tells the story of an instance in which eighth grader, Yollie Moreno, is the victim of circumstance. Yollie is a smart, but innocent, young woman who lives with her impoverished mother. Mrs. Moreno and her daughter have a strong, loving relationship, however they have an altercation when Yollie wants a new dress for the school dance, but her mother cannot afford to do anything but dye one she already has. The dyed dress looks beautiful and new until it gets rained on, then it begins to drip dye, embarrassing Yollie in front of her classmates. This story shows a great

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What is school really trying to do with our lives? The article “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto is an article that talks about the problem of schools and how the goals are not what they say they are. First. the author talks about how the school system creates boredom and what could be done to fix it. He then talks about how school is not needed in its required class times, what the schools say the goals are for the students, and where our school system originated from. Next, he talks about who helped create the system we use today, and what the goals are for the schools in 6 functions. Finally, he talked about how the schools teach students to perform certain tasks in the future, how mandatory schooling made students not think about what

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In the story, “Seventh Grade, “ Victor, the main character, learns that with hard work and dedication you will reach your goal, through his embarrassing moments on his first day of seventh grade. In paragraph 24, Victor is asked a question and he answers Teresa, then all of the girls in his class giggled because they figured that Victor has a crush on Teresa. An example of this is, at one point in the text Victor had met up with an old friend he was doing a weird scowl thing he had seen models do, so later on Victor had tried it and a girl looked at him and actually noticed him so he said to himself in his head maybe it does work maybe it really does. When it was lunch it was like Victor was in a maze when he was looking for Teresa, when

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'Mystery Of The Suffocated Seventh Grader'

Rumors and assumptions are dangerous when it comes to keeping relationships. An example of the play “Mystery of the Suffocated Seventh Grader” is the game telephone.

Analysis Of The Short Story 'Marble Champ' By Gary Soto

In the short story “Marble Champ” by Gary Soto teaches us a lesson that if you work hard you will succeed. A scientist named Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Write your paragraph here. In the story Seventh Grade, by Gary Soto, the main character , Victor, embarrasses himself while trying to impress a girl. He learns, however, that he should just be himself. For example when the teacher asks for a noun an Victor says ‘Teresa.’ This also shows that Victor likes Teresa. This is important because he was willing to say it. Additionally, Victor embarrassed himself when the teacher asked if anyone new french and then he raised his hand, the teacher said can you give us an example then Victor tried to make noises that sound French to bluff bluff his way out. The teacher says can you speak up ‘la me vave me con le grandma’. The room was silent the class ended the

Seventh Grade by Gary Soto is a story about a guy named Victor who really wants to impress a girl named Teresa. The only thing is, he does wrong things to try and impress Teresa. He lies, scowls and bumps into Teresa. He is just being a bad guy, he would have confronted her rather than lying.

“Seventh Grade is a fictional short story by Gary Soto and its purpose is to entertain. This book “Seventh Grade” teaches young adults how they can search for their community and their place. “Seventh Grade” multiple languages such as French or Spanish. This book also uses third person limited narrative. An example of a simile from the book would be “It was confusing, like the inside of a watch”. A example of hyperbole would be: “Better yet, he wished he could start his life over.” An example of a metaphor from the book would be “A river of nervous sweat ran down his palms.” The author used different languages such as french like “Tres bien. Parlez-vous francais?” or “Le bateau est sur l’eau”. Gary Soto uses imagery in his sentences with many

In the story Seventh Grade by Gary Soto. I will be looking at the plot development in order to explain the story. By plot development, I say that the Exposition of the story in which it introduces the setting and characters and hints at the conflict. At the Rising action, the conflict unfolds and becomes more complicated and builds suspense. In the Climax which is often said to be the turning point or the most exciting moment in the story. At the Falling action, the main character begins to resolve the conflict and eases suspense and at the Resolution, the story offers an un-expected twist before the story ends and ties up loose ends in the story.

Summary Of 7th Grade By Gary Soto

In homeroom, Victor tried to talk to Teresa. On page 291, it says that Victor tried to wait for Teresa to leave then he would catch up and talk to her. In the paragraph on page 291, it shows that he likes her and wants to talk to her. On page 292, the sentence says, “As Teresa walked down the hall Victor admired how gracefully

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