I like to make my job as simple as possible and be as efficient as possible. I NEVER take grading home with me, and people always ask how I manage that.
One of my favorite tricks is creating excel sheets to QUICKLY grade essays.
What I did was to create Excel spreadsheet that automatically calculates my students' essay scores as I place their scores in the rubric.
Now that I have my students' names and my essay rubric categories input in the spreadsheet, I can grade all of my classes' essays in no time flat.
I have also added in a formula that tells me how my students, as a whole, average on each part of the rubric. This helps me know what I need to reteach and what I can stop harping on.
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