How can you grade essays effectively and efficiently?

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  1. VirginiaLynne profile image96
    VirginiaLynneposted 6 years ago

    How can you grade essays effectively and efficiently?

    Essay grading is difficult and time consuming.  What is the most efficient way to grade?  Any tips or suggestions?

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  2. Natashalh profile image91
    Natashalhposted 6 years ago

    I would say you should make a rubric, like they do for standardized tests. Write down which points you are looking for in the paper and go through and search for each important point in the essay. That obviously isn't the whole grading process, but it can help!

  3. yoginijoy profile image72
    yoginijoyposted 6 years ago

    I find it best to evaluate essays when you are fresh, perhaps after you first wake up in the morning. Don't do all of them at once; if you can space them out over a period of a few days, it is less likely to feel like a never-ending activity. Depending on the class level, a rubric does help! Sometimes I go to the public library and sit for 2 hours and do as many as I can. I am forced to focus and only do this one activity and nothing else. It helps me to do them more quickly. Definitely reward yourself when you are finished--I tend to choose a nice glass of red wine!

  4. Sullen91 profile image76
    Sullen91posted 6 years ago

    Decide what criteria you're grading them on. Apportion points between those criteria  based on relative importance. Provide a scale for each criterion and a description of  the quality each end of the scale corresponds to. Grade the essays.

  5. Paulius profile image68
    Pauliusposted 6 years ago

    You don't.
    That's what essay is all about. If you want something quick and accurate multiple choice with barcode should do it.

    Essay is not just about the answer. It's about the composition and depending on the subject, sometimes it's about the character of the one answering as the opinion flows. My understanding is.. there should be NO right answer for an essay question. It's a dialog. A discussion.

  6. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    One can start by dividing their "grading" in to two categories:   form and content.

    FORM is whether or not the piece is written with adequate language (vocabulary), syntax, punctuation and structure THAT IT CAN BE READ, AND ITS MEANING DECIPHERED!!!!!  It's amazing how much "writing" I see, each day, which has no sentences (just rambling words), no punctuation, no capital letters....  no paragraphs (dividing thoughts).... and no logical progression.....

    CONTENT is the MEANING of the thought(s) described within the text.....

    Some people may write atrociously (form)... but have great content.....

    Others, may write beautifully - eloquently - but have NOT A DARN THING TO "SAY!!!"

    P.S.  NO FAIR "grading" this submittal, by those of you who read it!!!!!!!

  7. fitmom profile image82
    fitmomposted 6 years ago

    Yes, rubrics are the way to go. I designed the rubric and had it ready for the students while they were writing their paper. They knew exactly what the criteria were in their writing assignment.There were no surprises and I could grade the essays pretty quickly.

  8. Cherrietgee profile image78
    Cherrietgeeposted 6 years ago

    When I taught 8th grade language arts, rubrics saved my life. It allowed students to have creative license while giving me a concrete guideline. Rubrics are also great from a student standpoint because it allows students to know precisely how they are graded.

 
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