We’re swiftly approaching the end of the semester, which means those stacks of papers/problem sets/final exams will soon be piling up. If you’re interested in saving time, improving the quality of the feedback you give students, and otherwise becoming a more effective/efficient/well-adjusted grader, check out the documents below.
Workshop on Responding to Student Writing (Harvard Writing Project) – includes sample marginal and end comments, Gordon Harvey’s “Elements of the Academic Essay,” and a list of “10 Strategies for Responding to Student Writing More Efficiently.”
Quick Tips on Paper Feedback (English Department Guide) – a one-page compilation of advice from experienced English graduate students.
What’s your advice on grading faster, fairer, and more happily? What are your favorite resources for grading advice? Let us know!