It feels like an eternity passed since I took my first tests at my current university. However, this is just about 2 years ago. It seems like time flies by.
This semester was the first time I had to grade tests myself and now that the results have been published I can actually talk more open about it. Grading those tests was a lot of work that had to be done in very little time, as students want to know their grades as soon as possible after the test. I got kind of lucky, because those were math / statistics tests. It was still sometimes hard to follow all the steps through a student had (wrongly) taken. Sometimes I could just shake my had about how you can misread instructions to a complete extend. In my eyes, this is the main reason for failure.Well, as you can read from those words. Being on the other side of the test really changed my perspective for life. I can now – at least partly – understand those who grade and administer tests. And I hope, that this will in turn help me to be even better the next time I am again to take a test.
And now some pictures so you can get an idea about the sheer mass of tests that need to be graded. Imagine correcting all those tests within 3 days: