Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:40:29 PM
It's not like we`re dumb, lol. More likely than not, we`ve taken the class before in some form. And, y`know, we just have a degree in the subject. I`ve never had any complaints about the way I grade essays. I`m pretty fair.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 6:12:24 PM
ehh....don't be so quick, there, anglatay... a system very similar to that is mandated by our state (WV) for -not colleges- but the public school system. it rates 11th graders in a mandatory writing evaluation (rated zero through six, six being the best possble score)...surprisingly, out of the approx 200 11th graders of our school, under ten recieved a six, and under 30 recieved a five.
in addition to what was mentioned, the system also looks for repeating words (outside of common articles such as "the" or "of")...so spreading the word "chimpanzee" throughout an essay wouldn`t work....
however, i`m also not in favor of this idea, not because it is less work for falculty, but because it seems too inefficient and error prone.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:51:54 PM
It's ridiculous. We as students are paying tuition so that teachers and professors can educate us, and give us the benefit of their own years of education by correcting our assignments and tests. If a computer can grade the tests, why can`t a computer teach the class too? The teachers can have plenty of time for "fun stuff" when they`re unemployed. Oh, but it`s only fun if you`re getting paid for it. Also, if the students are spending days and possibly weeks to write these essays or study for these tests, I think the teachers should *want* to mark them by hand, to see whether or not they`re doing their job of teaching the class properly. Personally I would take it as a sign of disrespect if a prof of mine took one of my essays that I spent many hours working on, and just fed it into a machine. Our job is attending class, taking notes, and submitting assignments. Your job is teaching class and marking assignments. If we do our job, you should do yours.