Facing a Robo-Grader? Just Keep Obfuscating Mellifluously. NY Times. 4/22/12. "A recently released study has concluded that computers are capable of scoring essays on standardized tests as well as human beings do... For people with a weakness for humans, there is more bad news. Graders working as quickly as they can — the Pearson education company expects readers to spend no more than two to three minutes per essay— might be capable of scoring 30 writing samples in an hour."