An essay-grader previously employed by College Board is currently doing a Reddit IAMA (I am a….), where he answers any and all questions about his experience: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qt5xw/by_request_i_was_an_sat_essay_scorer_ama/
An interesting read, if you’re interested in what sort of method they use to grade and interesting trends they see across essays!
One of my favorite insights:
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Margarette works on marketing strategy for Magoosh and makes a lot of fun spreadsheets. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in English Literature and Linguistics. Working at Magoosh combines many of her favorite things: using email keyboard shortcuts, finding patterns, and thinking about the future of the Internet. She also enjoys dystopian fiction, Chipotle, and learning about learning.
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