Responding to Student Writing

In other words…tackling that big stack of papers. The links below provide information on setting up your grading system, commenting on student papers, and making use of peer editing and revision. Both general advice and discipline-specific advice are provided. Suggested books on grading student papers are also listed below.

Suggested Reading:

  • Golub, Jeffrey N., ed. More Ways to Handle the Paper Load: On Paper and Online. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2005.
  • Hedengren, Beth Finch. A TA’s Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.
  • White, Edward M. Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher’s Guide. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999.

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