The UVic Writer's Guide

Marking Symbols, Or
What Do All Those Comments Really Mean?

No one enjoys getting back a paper which has been covered in red ink. However, once you have recovered from the shock of seeing your deathless prose mutilated, you will probably find that the comments the instructor has made are useful. The following are terms which professors often write on exams to indicate errors.

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Copyright, Department of English The University of Victoria, 1995
This page updated Sept. 24, 1995