It’s easy to get bogged down in commenting on every little error in an essay, from the argument to... Verbal comments count, too. Let the rubric do the talking for you. Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays 1.

Focus, focus, focus.. Too often we copyedit papers instead of grading them. It makes grading go much… We catch every grammar mistake and... 2.

A good rubric allows you to circle the attributes of writing instead of having to... Focus your feedback. Use a rubric.. Use a rubric with multiple focus areas, advises teacher Rikayah Phillips.