Strategies for grading essays efficiently and fairly.
by Seemay Chou, Molecular and Cell Biology
I found that the problem was not rooted in lack of comprehension but an imprecision in their scientific language, owing to their lack of experience in the field. They felt that they knew the answers but could not express what they were trying to say…They needed to think and speak in the same language as scientists.
Learn ways to manage your grading process with efficiency, fairness, and educative value for the students.
Set policies and expectations early to avoid problems after assignments are graded.
Effectively designed assignments often result in better written (and easier to grade) papers.
Examples of grading statements from philosophy and physics.
Issues to consider while crafting a rubric for an assignment.
Sample rubrics from physics and sociology.
Rubric worksheets for different types of assignments.
Practice grading essays and homework sets using a rubric.