Grading Writing: The art and science–and why computers can’t do it

But what goes into professional writing teachers’ responses to student writing?  Notice that I’ve chosen the term “respond,” which certainly includes grading: how good is this text on some scale of measure? “Respond” is a bigger term, though: what ideas and reactions does this writing create?  How might its author improve similar writing in the future?  It’s one thing to say whether your writing is any good; it’s quite another to explain to you helpfully why.

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May 2, 2013 · 3:58 pm

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