General Principles for Responding and Evaluating

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

Responding to Student Writing: General Principles

Author: 
Brad Hughes, UW-Madison WAC Program
Description: 
Some best practices, based on research and experience, for responding to and evaluating student writing.

1. Frontload your efforts so that what you have to respond to is better than it would be otherwise and so that students learn more:

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