Pain Definition Essay Rubric

We've gone through great efforts to make EssayTagger an impressive, intuitive, and gorgeous tool. We hope that we look and perform like a million dollars, but we are not a mega-corporation.

The reality is that we are a tiny startup that was created by a high school English teacher.

I'm an English teacher. But I also had a nine-year career as a dot-com programmer in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Crazy, right? How many English teachers have Computer Science degrees?

After becoming a teacher it became pretty clear that no one outside of education can understand just how brutal and time-consuming it is to be a teacher — especially when it comes to grading essays.

But on the flip-side most teachers don't know how or where technology can help them. Or worse, they're surrounded by all this awful technology that's been forced upon them. My district's attendance system required three separate logins! Three! Argghh!

Last year I had four sections of the same Senior English prep. That meant 96 papers would come in all at once. I was super-passionate about getting these regular-level students ready for the rigors of college so I would find myself spending 15, 20, 30 minutes per paper. That multiplied by 96 is insane.

That's where EssayTagger.com came from — as a teacher I felt the same pain you're feeling but my programming background allowed me to see where a little bit of technology could go a long way.

And the beauty of good uses of technology is that they don't just solve the problem at hand, they open new doors that weren't previously possible. It's a bold claim that we provide "revolutionary student data" but I really think we do.

I know that you will view us with great skepticism — and you should be skeptical. But when you boil it all down our approach is pretty dang simple: it's just rubrics, quality levels, and comments. It's what you normally do when you're grading papers but without most of the redundancy and inefficiency.

I think it's a helluva solution and I hope you agree.


Keith Mukai, M.Ed.
High School English Teacher
EssayTagger.com Founder and CEO

Куда бы ни падал его взгляд, всюду мелькали красно-бело-синие прически. Тела танцующих слились так плотно, что он не мог рассмотреть, во что они одеты. Британского флага нигде не было.

Ясно, что ему не удастся влиться в это море, которое раздавит его, как утлую лодчонку.

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