The Professor's Expectations

The Professor's Expectations

Walk through a true-to-life grading sheet to understand which essay answers score top marks . . . and which don’t.


Welcome to The Professor’s Expectations! This lesson surveys how your professor will grade your essay answers. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the qualities every top-scoring essay answer must demonstrate.

I. Grading Sheets

When grading your answers, your professor will probably refer to a grading sheet. The grading sheet will list the various attributes the professor wants to see in each answer. It’ll also explain how the professor will assign points based on the extent to which a given...