TUTORIAL – Comment Codes
Here is a list of comment codes, that is, short expressions or marks I use when reading and grading your paper.
|What it means
|A â€œTâ€ followed by a checkmark at the top of the paper
|You turned your paper in through Turnitin.com, and the site detected no plagiarism.
|Good point/sound argument.
|Bad (silly, dubious, false) point/unsound argument.
|? (question mark)
|A strange point to make in the context.
|Your sentence is awkwardly phrased.
|Pronoun reference is unclear in the context.
|Too many words used.
|Loaded words, i.e., words that build in a conclusion by connotation instead of evidence.
|You are making a point so obvious that it is not worth elaborating.
|Wrong word to use in the context.
|What does this sentence mean?
|Your point seems to contradict something you said earlier.
|You need a paragraph here.
|Excessive quotation (that is, you are stringing together quotes from a source when you should be paraphrasing).
|You are quoting something loaded with technical terminology without paraphrasing it after words or otherwise showing that you understand it).