More on this topic for: Teens. Does the paper have to be typed or presented in a certain form such as double-spaced lines, specific margins, presented in a binder? That is, don't just summarize all the mistakes you've marked or point out all the deficiencies in the paper so that the student won't object to the grade you assign. It's also a good idea to leave enough time after finishing a paper to put it aside for a few days and then go back to make revisions. The best way to begin? Your thesis is good, clear, and the argument is persuasive.
Can you use only Internet sources, or do you have to use books, journals, and newspapers too?
Upon reviewing my feedback on student work, I noticed I needed alternatives to my "go to" praise if I wanted it to matter. Citing sources is important because it can help you avoid something called plagiarism.
It addresses the assignment in a way that indicates your comprehension of and control over the assignment itself as well as an understanding of the underlying issues. Separate problem papers: Agonizing over problem papers may disrupt your reading; set them aside and go back to them.
Are there certain types of sources that are off-limits? You can read them quickly and give brief preventive or encouraging comments.
But putting together a strong paper really just involves a combination of things you already know how to do.
Similarly, when making comments about needs, say things like, "This paper needs a clear central idea," rather than "You need a clear central idea here. Break the paper down into manageable "mini-projects.
It will also help you to cite your sources correctly more on this later.
There is way too much plot summary. Intermix positive and negative comments. Our Faculty advice files about Multilingual Students show other ways to help the English-language learners in your class. Ask students to hand in the old version along with the rewritten one; then average the old and new marks. Make sure that students know about handbooks on writing in your discipline, online advice on academic writing, and writing centres in their faculties or colleges. All over the margins of papers.