Marking essays with a red pen -- on the computer?!
July 5, 2010 8:04 AM Subscribe
Is there any quick, easy way to mark essays in a word processor so that they end resulted is again to a handwritten paper, torn apart by a red pen???
posted by MostHolyPorcine to Technology (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I reach ESL at a Hagwon (i KNOW...I'll take a better job if you're offering!) and I have a director who's an idiot, but a very demanding idiot. He wants all work done by students to be done by hand, for instance, but, as I teach a few iBT writing class, I argued that he was being utterly retarded.
He has finally related and has allowed the advanced kids I teach to not only type their essays, but email them to me as well. He still wants me to give a 'red-pen-fu' style when correcting, but, to be honest, my handwriting is terrible, it takes forever, and it hurts . The kids make A LOT of mistakes, though, so correction their essays in word is turning out to be just as slow. I've been told that if I want to edit on the computer, it needs to emulate the hand and pen method. manually changing for colors or adding a strike or whatever whenever there is a mistake takes was to long. There has to be a better way! Are there essay marking programs out there? Is it possible to do this word (and no, i can't embed comments)?
Thanks! Also, if you know of any job opportunities in Seoul besides Hagwon work, I'll sell you my soul for the lead.