Normally I add the hashtag #NotTheOnion  with great glee... but not this time. At first, I thought maybe these were parodies, but apparently not. When I read things like this, it makes me even more convinced that grading is just evil. 
Since I have to give grades, here is how I do it:
http://anatomy.lauragibbs.net/2014/09/grading.html
And what I say to the students:
http://onlinecourselady.pbworks.com/w/page/44133629/learning
Students in my classes work on their writing; they work really HARD on their writing. And I never ... never ... put a grade on a piece of writing.
#OpenTeachingOU  
Thanks to +Jesse Stommel for sharing this at Twitter. I agree with his assessment, as you can see:
https://twitter.com/Jessifer/status/566797123211911168
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