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Question: Can You Generate a Gibberish Essay to Fool the Computer? byDiane Ravitch

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Try your luck at writing an essay that will fool the computer. Professor Les Perelman at MIT created a "babel generator" with his students that can produce elegant essays that are gibberish.   Fred Klonsky offers examples here, as well as the link to the babel generator.   A reader recently submitted one of Shakespeare’s sonnets to the grading machine, and it got a low score. Or so he claimed. Most PARCC exams will be computer-scored. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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