Did you know that when an excellent teacher marks an essay, he will put in annotations to indicate the specific grammar error in order to help the child? Most of the time, the teacher will let the student know what these annotations mean. However, whether the student remembers what they mean is another matter. They will also probably not be able to explain them to their parents. How can students understand and remember the different annotations? I am sure most parents will agree that understanding the teacher’s marking is important – it allows students to understand the error and be more careful the next time! Let us give you a table of common annotations so that you can refer to it whenever you see an annotation by your child’s teacher.
Key to Marking:
Stc sentence structure
SVA subject verb agreement
Exp wrong expression
// start new paragraph
^^^ elaborate / more details
? unclear / does not make sense
This list is not complete and some teachers might have their own annotations, but many teachers do use the same ones.
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