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Essay Grader

By Gatsby's Light

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Provide excellent feedback and reduce your grading time with Essay Grader. By moving back and forth between a series of tabs and clicking appropriate checkboxes, a feedback document is created for each essay you grade. The final assessment document can be emailed to the student, emailed to yourself, or exported to your computer for printing, editing, and archival. Essay Grader allows you to grade much faster and better than ever before by eliminating the need to write the same comments over and over again with a red pen. Reclaim your weekends, provide highly targeted comprehensive feedback, and watch your students' writing improve with Essay Grader.

Essay Grader comes with an extensive library of pre-written comments in the areas of praise, organization, content, mechanics, style, and documentation. Each comment comes in six unique varieties in order to provide varied language on graded feedback documents. The first and last paragraphs of the grade document are optional free-write paragraphs where you can personalize each student’s feedback sheet. You can even write custom comments on the fly from within the interface. After you have chosen your comments, simply assign a holistic score on the “Grade” tab and that grade will appear at the bottom of the student’s feedback sheet.

From tab labels to comment text, every aspect of Essay Grader is fully editable. Customize the default comment database or create an entirely new database of your own. Essay Grader's content can be modified to conform to any discipline, rubric, or grading style.

Essay Grader is not just for grading papers and not just for English teachers. The app's flexibility makes it perfect to evaluate just about any project, performance, speech, product, assignment, or creation. The iPad version is especially good in a mobile environment where you need to grade on the move. Teachers and professors from middle school through college report that their students actually praise the thorough grading they provide with Essay Grader. Many departments are using Essay Grader to standardize grading procedures and language across vertical and horizontal teams. Teachers are even allowing students to use the app in class to improve classroom peer editing activities.

Dramatically decrease your grading time, provide praise, and give more thorough feedback than ever before with this highly effective assessment tool. Essay Grader was developed by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level university academics. Essay Grader a universal app for iPhone and iPad. Press the info button from within the interface for extensive support resources. We don't believe in ads or in-app purchases.

**Visit our YouTube tutorials to see Essay Grader in action.**

What's New in Version 4.2.1

- Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

I love this app!

This app does NOT grade essays, so if that is what you are looking for, this is not the app for you. What is *does* have is TONS and TONS of well thought out, well written comments on a variety of different areas. I have made my own macros to do this for me, but this app has WAY more responses than I could ever think of, and it's all ready to go!


I love this app I just got it and it has helped me alot on my mess ups with my writing I would definitly recommend this app. It is also easy to use! The only thing is it is pricey but it is worth all te money it is awesome

Fantastic App!

My first reaction when I saw the name of the app was "there is no way this app can possibly grade essays". I was right, but once I understood what the app could do I was sold. This is a brilliant idea that is very well-executed. What made this particularly useful to me was the ability to modify the database for my needs. My students wrote a 5 paragraph essay that would have taken me many hours to grade. With Essay Grader I was able to tailor the database to match the rubric I use. The comments are now specific to the essay I'm grading and, instead of writing out the same comment dozens of times, I now just click on the button. In fact, I set it up so that each tab corresponds to a different paragraph in the essay and, in the feedback page students receive they show up as a different paragraph. This way students can read through my comments as they look over the essay from start to finish. Students then receive detailed comments related to various parts of the essay and rubric. Once you play around with the app and you understand how it works you'll realize just how powerful and useful it is for the teacher and students. Granted, there is a small learning curve and there is some work you will need to put in to modifying the database for each particular assignment, but the time spent is well worth it.

I did have a few questions early on that were not answered in the videos. I emailed Colin and he got right back to me with very useful, specific directions that got me back on track.

I highly recommend this app to teachers looking to save time while also giving detailed, specific and useful feedback to students. I've recommended the app to other teachers at my school in our Social Studies Department as well as those in the English Department.

Essay Grader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2013
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Size: 26.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Gatsby's Light

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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