You may be used to getting marks of 90–100%, but this is very unlikely to happen at university. Remember that marks in the 50–70% range are perfectly normal.
60-69% (Good) Structure and organisation is good but may have some omissions. Knowledge displayed is good and shows independent thought but may have some omissions. Application of knowledge and understanding is good and shows independent thought but may have some omissions.
Title: Your essay should include a title. The title should be centered and should appear under the heading information on the first page and above the first line of your essay. The title should be in the same fonts as the rest of your essay, with no quotation marks, no underlining, no italics, and no bold.
How long does it take to mark an essay? A few teachers I've met may spend an hour or more, reading and rereading the essay, writing lengthy comments and agonising over the mark. My goal, though, is to go faster while maintaining quality. Many people read at 200 to 300 words per minute.
12 Ways To Significantly Shorten Essay Grading Time
- Try Russian Roulette Grading.
- Conduct Formative Assessment Early.
- Attach a Tracking Sheet.
- Annotate with Check Marks.
- Don't Copy-Edit an Entire Paper.
- Direct Students to Scan their Own Essays with the SAS Writing Reviser.
- Take Baby Steps.
- Write One Letter for the Whole Class.