mcneil wrote:when you guys are wading through stuff like this and then you get a paper in which the sentences and paragraphs are reasonably well-written and coherent, does it tend to make you more forgiving w/r/t lazy/misguided/pedestrian arguments?
because i feel like this helped me get a few decent marks that i didn't really deserve
vividly remember sitting in a third-year class last year and the tutor saying, "now some of you need to work on using paragraphs..."
I find grading with wine helps. Otherwise I get mean.
But yeah, sometimes I'm less harsh on a decent though not well developed arguments. I still am a pretty harsh grader.