The Grading Game
By mode of expression, LLC
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☆ The Grading Game: Race to find typos and grammar errors! ☆
"Super addicting. [It's] making me better at my job." - Wired.com
"★★★★...Unique idea. Hilarious writing." - Gamezebo.com
"★★★★...Ideal to play while on the move...immensely satisfying." - 148apps.com
"It's a concept that just hasn't been done before, executed beautifully, and hysterically" - AppAdvice.com
"The perfect piece of entertainment for grammar fiends" - Jay Is Games
Progress through more than 100 stimulating and unusual topics as you race against time to mark mistakes. Only $.99 -- 50% off for a limited time!
How did proofreading get so addictive? Uncap your red pen and find out!--The clock is ticking, and your loans won't pay down themselves!
The Grading Game includes more than one hundred topics, ranging from history to internet culture to ramen noodles! Discover the historical occurrences of raining cats and dogs. Did you know Australia once declared war on emus? Uncover what's behind toilet paper folding in hotels!
Good luck! The Grading Game is alot of fu--that is, a lot of fun!
☆ Play the arcade QUICKPLAY mode for a random selection of content as you race for cash.
☆ Work through the CAREER mode and progress through each article as you choose, from undergraduate to doctoral years.
☆ Hone your skills with the PRACTICE mode: Focus on a specific kind of error, on a specific kind of level, all of your choosing.
☆ Using the most statistically common spelling and grammar errors, the Grading Game generates a freshly flawed paper with every level.
☆ Earn cash to unlock all 100+ levels to test your copyediting acumen and expand your knowledge. TIL!
☆ The time limit seems short, but each mistake you find earns a little bit more time--and cash!
☆ Addictive, casual gameplay -- Tap your way to victory at the bus stop or in detention!
...and there's more on the way! Keep an eye out for our forthcoming updates, already in progress. I think we'll be adjusting the difficulty a bit!
What's New in Version 1.5
• FREE mode: No time limits, and see which sentences are error-free!
• Adjustable time limit: Grade with 30, 50, or 80 second time limits!
• Continue: Stuck at a certain level? Now you can give it a few more shots.
• 500 new errors: We found more common grammar errors to integrate into the game.
• Content packs: Want more Grading Game? Try one of our new content packs!
• Bug fixes: Incorrect errors, a flicker at startup and more have been fixed!
Time and Mistakes
I really enjoy this game a lot. I have found myself ignoring every other game I play until I finish my doctorate. However, I've noticed how the time has gone back from 30 to 20 sec in the minefield and challenges. I'm a fast reader, but if looking for an excess of mistakes more time is needed. Also, I have noticed that capitalization mistakes are made. In Big Bang, I think, Universe is capitalized in the first three paragraphs and then last three it's not. There are other capitalization errors within I just can't recall. And how in the world do you capitalize numbers? Just curious. Take a while to proofread and see what you find that none of your other players such as myself hasn't found.
Final complaint, decide on English or Brit spelling. The word was scepticism. In English it starts with a K. I kept pressing it as misspelled. It is the Brit spelling.
That would help out a lot too.
Other than that. I love this game. And I will continue to play it addictively despite it's annoying misgivings. But I trust that you will take the time to address these issues.
I REALLY Like this game...BUT...
I love the concept and I think it is a fun game to play, but it moves unfairly fast! If you are grading something then you need time to find the errors and the time allowed is just ridicules!! I think it is more important to find the errors than to be timed. And if you made mistakes you should be able to review those mistakes if you are to learn anything from the mistakes you made! They flash before your eyes faster than you can read them. What is the point of this "game" if you are not learning anything? I also dislike the concept that the Professor wants someone to fail, that just seems wrong to me on every level and I don't think that is true of any educator. You should lose based on your errors and win based on what you correctly find with an opportunity to learn from your mistakes...that is not happening here. I lost interest in the first 15 minutes because it moved waaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy too fast to even be fun! Needs revamping ASAP! Update: Now I remember why I dumped this game! I clearly read at 1200 words per minute, but you can't read and grade in time permitted. Dumping it again. Too bad because I really like the concept.
Hilarious w a few glitches
Really my review is somewhere between 3 and 4, because I LOVE the concept and the texts are seriously riotous. Feels a lot like reading the TIL page on Reddit, super interesting wacky fun facts, but you get to correct it. The snark is unbeatable. I do love that once you've found all the mistakes in a sentence, the sentence turns green even if all the mistakes were right at the beginning.
it's hard for me to get into a game when it doesn't give me a fair score. If you tap slightly between the lines in a white space, it'll say "hurry up!" Over the text and you can't tap the mistakes that are under or around that "hurry up!". Same thing happens with a few other phrases that come up (I think "5 errors left!" which I think is pretty stupid to notify me of because what I actually need to know is how much time is left, not errors.).
Also, this is totally a personal grievance, but it's a little hard that the rules are based on (i believe) British English. I'm a bit of a grammar buff and I keep correcting things that are wrong in American English but not British English, (like "quote," is correct in AE but "quote", is correct in BE and the game), but they also don't use an Oxford comma which I thought British English still uses. Little inconsistent. Once I realized that "realised" was correct per the game, I figured it was British English and defaulted to that.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 12, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 24.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: mode of expression, LLC
- © 2012 mode of expression, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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