Options for Commenting on Student Papers

Author: 
Brad Hughes, UW-Madison WAC Program
Description: 
Whether we consider them or not, we actually have many choices for how we'll comment on student papers.  The sample comments that follow are designed to illustrate some of these many options.

sample comments from two types of commenters--the minimalist and the friendly, interested reader

sample comments from two types of commenters--the aggressive, detailed reader and the big-picture respondent

sample comments from two types of commenters--the copy editor and the maximalist (and sleep-deprived) respondent