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  2. Grading a Paper
  3. Available Tab

Grading FAQ


  1. What does Virtual Learning Solutions do?
  2. What am I supposed to do as a grader?
  3. What’s the “Available for grading” folder?
  4. What happens in the “Orders in progress” folder?
  5. What’s in the Completed folder?
  6. Is it absolutely necessary to grade every file in “Files for Grading”?
  7. Do I have to upload files with my comments or is a grading report just enough?
  8. Can I submit more than one grading report?
  9. What if I miss my deadline?
  10. What if I don’t want the order anymore?
  11. What if the order suddenly disappears from my account?
  12. Do I get any bonuses?
  13. What’s the deal with payment?
  14. Whom do I talk to when there’s a problem?


Settings Page

Grading a Paper

Available Tab

1. What does Virtual Learning Solutions do?

We are a TechEd startup that helps international students in the United States. We help them do their homework assignments and improve their academic results. We employ a team of freelance writers who compose model papers that are, in a nutshell, answers to essay questions our clients receive as homework.

2. What am I supposed to do as a grader?

  1. Read papers submitted by their authors.
  2. Provide an estimate of the grade based on paper requirements. Grade estimate should also be based on the educational level and the school. E.g., to get an A at Harvard you should try harder than to get an A at University of Hometown.
  3. Fill-in a report that summarizes results of pre-grader’s work. This report is provided by the system and follows each order in your account.
  4. Provide paper authors with explicit recommendations that would suffice to improve the grade of the paper for it to get a B or an A.

3. What’s the “Available for grading” folder?

This folder contains all grading jobs that are currently available to you. These jobs match subjects that you chose when you filled in the “Settings” tab in the top right corner of your account. Each job contains paper details, additional requirements, and files that describe the assignment that had to be completed by the author of the paper. Remember, you don’t have to write the paper, you task is to provide feedback on its content.

4. What happens in the “Orders in progress” folder?

This is your main working environment. All jobs that you took for grading are stored in this folder. There are several tabs in this folder. The first tab is “Files for grading”. It contains four types of files – Outline, Sources, Draft, and Final draft. Each of these files represents a particular stage of working on the paper. Typically, you will start by grading the outline that serves as a plan for the paper. Then, you should go on to grading sources of the paper (these are academic sources that the author will use while writing). Please review the draft of the paper. However, your main task is to grade the final paper.

5. What’s in the Completed folder?

It stores all jobs that were done by you in a given time period. You can also check how much you earned on a bi-weekly basis.

6. Is it absolutely necessary to grade every file in “Files for Grading”?

You are highly encouraged to take an order once it appears in the system. By grading it from the very beginning and submitting your comments at early stages of work (such as when the writer submits an outline), you will have less work to do in the end, when the final paper is ready.

7. Do I have to upload files with my comments or is a grading report just enough?

You absolutely have to comment on the final paper and provide a grading report for it! You can’t complete the job if don’t comment on the final paper! You are also encouraged to upload comments to other parts of the paper.

8. Can I submit more than one grading report?

Absolutely. Moreover, it may be the case that the author of the paper did a revision of it based on your comments and uploaded an amended version of the paper to the Draft or Final paper section. You have to check the revision and see whether it changes the grade you gave the paper.

9. What if I miss my deadline?

If you miss the deadline, you will not receive payment for the job. We will also apply a 120% fine on late orders. For example, if you took an order and were supposed to receive $4 for it, failing to meet a deadline will result in a fine of $4.8 meaning that you will not be paid for the order and be fined for $.8. This is done because we need to ensure that paper authors have enough time to incorporate your comments and improve the work.

10. What if I don’t want the order anymore?

You can press Reject order button and it will go away. However, if there are less than 8 hours left before the deadline, you have to notify our support team and they will take the order away from you manually. Please do not abuse this option.

11. What if the order suddenly disappears from my account?

This means it was cancelled in the system. Don’t worry. Still, if an order suddenly goes away, tell us about it – it may be a bug that we have to fix.

12. Do I get any bonuses?

Of course, you do. If the author’s professor gives him/her an A or B, you will get a $1 bonus per page in addition to base rate.

13. What’s the deal with payment?

We make payments twice a month via PayPal. However, if you prefer an alternative payment method or if you want us to pay on a different schedule, let us know and we’ll make arrangements.

14. Whom do I talk to when there’s a problem?

Your account internal messaging system: please use it for all occasions. You can send a message to the writer and our support team. You can also email our support at support@virtual-learning-solutions.com

Other means of contact include:

Skype: vls_group (please add to your contact list)

We will be able to provide you with responses and information you need 24/7. However, if you did not receive a reply and you need an answer ASAP use the following email and phone number:

Email: ann.v@virtual-learning-solutions.com

Phone number (PST business hours ONLY): 1-844-436-87-22