Following on from a thread in workplace dilemmas, I thought it might be a good idea if people shared (realistic) examples of best practice that make the job easier. (I expect that there have been similar threads in the past, but I could not find any after a quick search). One of the first pieces of advice that was given to me when marking exam papers, was to mark one question at a time rather than one paper at a time. This allows you to whizz through the questions quickly, as you are not continually referring to the mark scheme for each question. That tip has saved me lots of time.