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Computer Graded Essays

Does Your Computer Have a Voice?

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Janie Emaus

Right then, the computer started calculating. "What's happening?" I asked. "We're getting graded," she explained. "Right now?" My heart chugged in my throat as the seconds ticked by. I covered my eyes with my hands and peeked through my fingers at the little ball circling on the screen.

An Apple for the Apple

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marty Kaplan

There are good reasons to be skeptical of machines grading essays. Their algorithms can't distinguish between arguments supported by factual evidence and cases built on canards. They're reliable enough to dock points for clichés, but they're not subtle enough to reward subtlety.