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Provide excellent feedback and reduce 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. By eliminating the need to write the same comments over and over again with a red pen, Essay Grader allows you to grade faster and better than ever before 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 while grading. After you have chosen the necessary comments, 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 type of project, performance, speech, product, assignment, or creation. Teachers and professors from middle school through college report high praise for the extensive feedback generated by Essay Grader. Many departments are even using Essay Grader to standardize grading procedures and feedback language across vertical and horizontal teams.

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. Press the info button from within the interface for extensive support resources.

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What's New

Version 4.2.2

4.2.2 - updates iTunes icon resolution

Ratings and Reviews

Loganpoppy ,

Essay Feedback Helper Supreme

This does not grade your students' essays. What it does is allow you to give back feedback in an efficient manner. Anyone who has done this type of work,m and I have for 15 years, knows that much of the feedback you provide is generic and repetitive. What this does is allow you to compose small, prefabricated responses to typical situations and, with a click, provide feedback.

Actually it is with clicks. The program has multiple areas of concentration and it will take you some time to become adjusted to working with it. However, it is completely worth your time. I spent about two hours working with it to get my statements tailored and tested it a bit. Worth it! I have graded two sets of essays and the feedback, which has always been a weak point for me, has become the easiest part. My students come back and they have something we can talk about or they can show other teachers and tutors. And, most importantly, I have copies of the feedback. A student loses it, I can pull it up and talk about it. It's the best $20 I have spent this year on computer software and I think you will agree if you are a composition teacher or anyone who has extensive writing assignments for your students.

SunTzu- ,

"In case of emergency, please break glass."

If you wish to reclaim your life and sanity, purchase Essay Grader. Anyone who is considering purchasing this program fully understands the immense workload placed on teachers today. All the numbers keep going up (number of students, number of classes, number of requirements, number of essays), but unfortunately time is a finite resource. As a college English professor, I have used Essay Grader since shortly after its release date. I can honestly say that this program has saved countless hours of my life and has enabled me to maintain my sanity while teaching as many as seven classes at a time. The irony is that with Essay Grader, I actually grade better.

Version 4.1 is the best yet. They resolved some issues with Lion, and the CSV comment spreadsheet is now simple to modify. With this version, I can see how instructors in any discipline can easily modify the app's content and interface to align with their grading needs. The program is also more stable than ever, and some nagging bugs have been resolved. Those of us of a certain age remember seeing "In case of emergency, please break glass." I feel like that should be Essay Grader's motto . . . only it doesn't even have to be an emergency.

R. C, MacMillan ,

Wonderful way to provide excellent feedback to students

As an English teacher in a school with class sizes in the high 20's and low 30's, and 5 classes a day, my courseload makes it very difficult to provide meaningful, detailed feedback to students for their writing. It is almost impossible to line edit a hundred and fifty essays in a timely fashion, nor is it encouraging to the student to see their papers "bleed" red or green ink. Essay Grader gives teachers a means of providing immediate, detailed, and useful feedback to their studens with just a few sentences handwritten and just a few clicks of a mouse. This does not obviate the need to mark a portion of the papers to demonstrate mistakes to the students, but it allows more detailed comments in far less time than otherwise possible.

The current version of the program is not perfect; I have a wish list of features that I would like added, but many of those may be addressed in the next version. I have never gotten the save button to work in this version, but on program shutdown it does autosave, so I've never lost a document.

This program has been work every penny spent on it. It has made me more efficient and effective as a teacher. What more could I ask?


Mark Patrick Media LLC
1.9 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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