Grading Papers: Scaling Down the Mountain

The History Dr knows what it’s like to face a mountain of paperwork that never seems to go down. Yet grading papers doesn’t have to weigh you down. Here’s why.


tips for grading studentsSometimes Less Can be More

Some of your assumptions about the right way to grade papers may not necessarily be accurate. I’ve created this video to explain some useful sampling strategies I’ve used over the years for improving the never-ending grading process. You can design similarly intuitive systems to make it easier and save yourself precious prep time. Without sacrificing student feedback, too. Over time I learned to do this, but I hope to help you shorten your learning curve.



I hope the tips in this video will help you think about ways that you can use representative sampling to simplify your own grading processes.