(from Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching). A Mountain of Grading. Now that the final exams are almost over, do you find yourself facing a large mountain of grading? And, perhaps, you wonder if you are spending more time grading than your students spent completing that assignment? Consider the notion of “light grading” where you limit your comments or notations to those your students can use for further learning or improvement. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.