Sunday, May 08, 2005

This sounds like a bad idea...

Computer-graded essays make the News: "A second time around, Jones scattered ``chimpanzee'' throughout the essay, guessing unusual words would yield him a higher score.

He got a six. "

So, when this becomes popular, what will really happen is kids will be learning how to trick the system. I can see this as something you use to check grammar, but am I so old-fashioned to think that, if a teacher decides to use an essay form on a test, that they should actually be forced to read the essays themselves?

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