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App Specs
File size:
1.52 MB
March 29, 2011
February 16, 2013

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Point and click to grade an essay. Provide your students with exceptional feedback and reduce your grading time with Essay Grader Mac. By moving back and forth between a series of tabs and clicking appropriate comment fields, a feedback document is created for each essay you grade. The final assessment document can be emailed directly to the student, printed, or exported for editing and archival.

Essay Grader comes with six unique banks of pre-written comments for a multitude of topics within the categories of praise, organization, content, mechanics, style, and documentation. All categories and comments are fully editable, and you can even delete the default comments and replace them with entirely original comments of your own. To further individualize each student's feedback sheet, use the opening and closing free write paragraphs or compose new comments on the fly as you grade. When you finish choosing the appropriate comments, simply assign a holistic grade on the "Grade" tab and that grade will appear at the bottom of the student's feedback sheet.

Essay Grader is not automatic grading software, but it will allow you to grade much faster and better than ever before by eliminating the need to write the same comments over and over by hand. Every aspect of Essay Grader is fully editable making the program perfect for grading written work, performances, group projects, speeches, and other assignments in any discipline.

Dramatically decrease your grading time, provide praise, and give more thorough feedback than ever before with the desktop version of this highly effective app. Essay Grader was developed by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level university academics.

Visit our YouTube tutorials to see Essay Grader in action.

Key Features:
1. Import class lists
2. Access student files from a simple drop-down menu
3. Export the CSV comment database spreadsheet for editing, sharing, and archival.
4. Import your own personalized comment database for use in Essay Grader
5. Edit all labels and comment text
6. Add additional comments to any column on any tab
7. Add and remove comments, columns, and tabs
8. Print feedback documents directly from the "List" screen
9. Press "Support" for text instructions, YouTube tutorials, and frequently asked questions

What's New
ALERT: Export and save your custom comment database before upgrading to Essay Grader 4.0.
  • Complete recoding for greater stability, performance, scalability, and ease of use
  • Redesigned, simplified interface
  • No limit to number of comments or columns on each page
  • Adds flexibility to CSV comment database formatting
  • Corrects bugs and greatly simplifies functionality

  • Essay Grader (com.colinshanafelt.essaygrader.mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Essay Grader 4.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.5

    Copyright: Colin Shanafelt 2010