In this chapter, titled, "Tips for Dealing with the Grading and Feedback Masses," I provide an insight into my own grade book and give advice on how to cut down on the stack of papers and assignments while still giving effective feedback to students. I don't know how your desk looks after your classes hand things in, but mine looks like a mountain range of stacks. In fact, I need to launch an expedition just to reach the top of the piles in order to grade them by deadline. Think about it: kids per class, 6 periods a day, maybe 3 assignments per week. How does a new or veteran teacher handle the hours of grading that can amount to a second full-time job?
Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012)
Standard Based Grading Measures Student Skills
Unfortunately, many students are in a hurry to get their essays written so they can just forget about them. They don't want to spend much time thinking about their topic, talking about it, reading about it. Often they have chosen or gotten stuck with topics that they would rather not spend five minutes thinking about, much less hours or days. I have often had students say to me that they are bored with the topic of an essay they have been working on, even if they started off enthusiastic about it.
AP English Language and Composition
This exercise intends to take the mystery out of grading papers. But all follow some general rules of thumb when they grade your papers. 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.
This guide explains how to format your documents in Microsoft Word so that they follow the standard rules for formatting academic papers as described in most MLA and APA style books for undergraduate writing. These rules apply to most of the papers you will submit in your college classes, but in some cases your professors will want you to follow specific guidelines that may differ from those below. Always clarify with your professor which set of guidelines he or she wants you to follow before you submit a paper. Using standard formatting for academic papers shows that you understand the customs of the university community and therefore helps to boost your own credibility. Using unusual or highly distinctive formatting, on the other hand, suggests that your previous schooling did not adequately prepare you for university work.