grading the college essay

2 thoughts on “grading the college essay”

  1. I know my papers were hardly impressive until about halfway through my senior year of college, but practicing writing and getting feedback from my professors is what helped me get better. Keep fighting the good fight. Reducing college education to just standardized exams is an insult to the college degree.

  2. I read the article and I think she is right about one thing: she IS a defeatist. Of course, that probably has more to do with trying to eke a living out of being a badly paid and non-supported adjunct than it does anything else. I think the sort of writing that we have our students do is the sort of writing that they need to do, and I believe the way we teach it won’t reach everyone, but for those it does reach, it’s nothing short of amazing sometimes. We can’t do any less than what we do.

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