I am taking an accelerated writing class that is 8 weeks long. There are 17 students in the class. This week we each had 2 discussion posts (350-500 words), 4 discussion responses and 2 papers (2-3 pages long) due. How does an instructor grade this many assignments in one week? This is like 68 papers all 2 pages each in one week. That's 136 pages of reading if the instructor read them all. There are this many assignments every week. The feedback I received with my grades for these assignments was very generic. My feedback from the instructor was about 300 words for all assignments. Nothing was specific to my work. Obviously it's just a copy/paste job.