Quick Tips on Paper Feedback

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!

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