Buried Under Papers: 5 Grading Survival Tips

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It’s that time again. Actually, if you are an English teacher, it’s always that time. You feverishly comment on 45 drafts, hand them back to students…and receive 50 more. In the meantime, 3rd period’s pop quizzes are getting moldy, six student presentations need to be assessed, your two sections of American Literature need tests corrected, there’s a handful of letters of recommendation that need to be written, and three (or four, or more) classes need to be planned—all by Friday.

Sound familiar? I don’t have the answers, but I do have sympathy and a few tips that have helped me weather a storm of essays for a decade and a half. Continue Reading ›

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Don’t just ask for Homework Help, tweet it!

Twitter has changed the landscape of so many things–from literature, to politics, to education. That’s why we at eNotes couldn’t resist jumping into the Twitter pool to bring you the homework help you need in a new and exciting way. Introducing operation #swag!

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New Essay Help! A Round-Up of the Week’s Best Q&A

Hey eNoters! Do you have papers coming up? Would you like some help with that? (You’re all nodding your heads, aren’t you?)

Well, hey presto, you’re in luck! We’ve just added twenty recommended questions to our Essay Lab topic that are sure to help you conquer that tough persuasive essay or that seemingly insurmountable research paper. Here you can find answers to such questions as…

How can I best quote from and cite a source in an essay?

How can I write a thesis for an essay?

What are some tips for writing a high-scoring SAT essay?

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How do you structure an MLA Works Cited page?

There, now no more scrounging around on search engines, reading through mounds of inexpert writing help. Our team of qualified teachers and professors have you covered! You can read all of our recommended Essay Lab questions here.

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