Minimal 5 minutes timer before being able to submit a feedback while grading

Laetitia 2 years ago updated by Dyron Adelaide 2 years ago 2

Recently, I have seen a lot of people complaining (which is absolutely justified) about how they only get generic "all requirements met, keep it up" as feedback for their assignments. I do understand this problem dearly, as nothing is more frustrating than spending hours on a text only to have the strong feeling that it wasn't even read, and getting no information about what was good or could be improved. And that gave me an idea. Maybe if we make an minimal timer of 5 minutes (meaning that the grader has to spend a least five minutes reading and writing his feedback before he can submit the grade) it would encourage the graders to actually read the assignment and write a more constructive feedback,  since they can't just quickly give a grade and move to the next assignment? 

Or maybe I'm completely wrong and the problem isn't about graders grading as fast as they can to get points, but rather that they don't know what to say. And in this case I'm not sure there's anything that can be done about it...


A bigger amount of required words will give a lot more quality that a minimum timer. With the timer you can just wait until you can push send without any further


Also a timer may be inconvenient. I sometimes have assignments that have only a few words and I immediately know to grade it with troll and write the feedback within the given 5 minutes.