Conditions of Use
The background information provided was sufficient to give the reader a basic understanding of what an automated essay grader is and how it is used in grading writing. read more
The background information provided was sufficient to give the reader a basic understanding of what an automated essay grader is and how it is used in grading writing.
As far as I am aware, the information presented was logical, unbiased, well thought out, and relevant to the topic at hand.
This subject is more topical today than even a year ago due to the global pandemic. COVID-19 forced many institutions to rethink how they do business. Using a form of Artificial Intelligence to conduct business or even teach school has made these difficult times more manageable.
The text was reader- friendly without being over simple.
It was easy to follow the information because terminology was consistent.
The text divides the information into logical components so the reader is able to follow the process of becoming familiar with the important components of the essay grader.
The text flows effortlessly from one chapter to the next.
I especially loved the videos included and the sample activities included in the text.
I did not notice any errors.
Lamoreaux is very respectful of essay graders. She is not dismissive or negative. Information is presented objectively so that the reader is able to focus on the content being presented.
I will be incorporating some of this information in my own writing classes. I will also be recommending this text to my nephew who will be entering a doctoral program this fall as a helpful resource for reviewing his writing.
Table of Contents
- 1. Robo-Grader: Artificial Intelligence As An Automated Essay Grading System, The Backstory
- 2. Thinking Like A Robo-Grader: What The Research Tells Us... Words Matter!
- 3. Organizational Style & Structure of Response for a Robo-Grader
- 4. Read Like A Robo-Grader: Developing Audience Awareness
- 5. Writing For A Robo-Grader: Understanding the Toulmin Method
- 6. Practice Activities For Reading Like A Robo-Grader: Become A Reading Detective
- 7. Postscript: Closing Thoughts
About the Book
As schools, as well as the workplace, become more automated, and remote or distance learning/working becomes the “new normal,” understanding and leveraging artificial intelligence will become a critical skill.
About the Contributors
Alise Lamoreaux, Lane Community College