4 Days, 40 Papers is Laurie Fendrich’s discussion of how she grades essays. Very detailed. Very complete. Excellent suggestions.
She takes a long time with her grading and it is, in fact, very time consuming. Which is why she takes four days, because reading ten papers takes five hours. So it’s not a way to skip over and grade papers quickly. It’s a way to do them well.
I like her suggestions and may try them for this weekend’s grading, even though I too have forty papers and I won’t be taking four days.