How do examiners mark exams?

UK“I wouldn’t want to claim that exams are as bad for the markers as they are for the sitters. But the Cambridge Tripos is still a big investment of time and hard work for the dons. It’s not just that you have to read each paper carefully (and I have spent more or less the whole of the last week on this, more than 12 hours a day). You have also to decide what principle of marking to adopt …” (more)

[Mary Beard, A don’s life, 15 June]

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