Grading Symbols

= Good point/ well written/ well phrased
Agr = Faulty subject-verb agreement
Example: They was all very happy. (incorrect)
They were all very happy. (correct)
Apos = Omitted or misused apostrophe
Example: Dogs dont like milk. (incorrect)
Dogs don’t like milk. (correct)
Art Article missing or used incorrectly
Example: I like dress with blue ribbons. (incorrect)
I like the dress with the blue ribbons. (correct)
Cap = Capital letter needed
Example: I really liked mr. jones. (incorrect)
I really liked Mr. Jones. (correct)
CS = Comma splice sentence
Example: I have a new dog, his name is Spot. (incorrect)
I have a new dog. His name is Spot. (correct)
Frag = Sentence fragment
Example: Because she is an actress. (incorrect)
I love her because she is an actress. (correct)
lc = Lower case needed
Example: I went to High School when I was thirteen. (incorrect)
I went to high school when I was thirteen. (correct)
Om/Omit =Item should be omitted
Example: My brother he went home. (incorrect)
My brother went home. (correct)
P = Missing or misused punctuation
Example: I said Why is he so sad. (incorrect)
I said, "Why is he so sad?" (correct)
Pl = Plural form needed or misused
Example: My favorite city are Ravenna, Florence, and New York. (incorrect)
My favorite cities are Ravenna, Florence, and New York. (correct)
Poss = Possessive form needed
Example: Pedros mother works at the bakery. (incorrect)
Pedro’s mother works at the bakery. (correct)
= New paragraph needed
No ¶ = No paragraph needed
RO = Run on sentence
Example: I have a new dog his name is Sport. (incorrect)
I have a new dog. His name is Spot. (correct)
Ref? = Unclear pronoun reference
Example: When John and Joe went out, he wore a coat. (incorrect)
When John and Joe went out, Joe wore a coat. (correct)
Rep = Repetition (omit something)
Sp = Spelling error (Look it up in the dictionary)
Example: Sarah lives in Manatten. (incorrect)
Sarah lives in Manhattan. (correct)
T = Improper verb tense
Example: I remembered when I was very young. (incorrect)
I remember when I was very young. (correct)
VF = Improper verb form
Example: I drunk a lot of wine last night. (incorrect)
I drank a lot of wine last night. (correct)
WW = Wrong word (Check in the dictionary)
Example: My career in college was Human Services. (incorrect)
My major in college was Human Services. (correct)
WF = Form of word used is incorrect
Example: I am interesting in acting. (incorrect)
I am interested in acting. (correct)
^ = Word or words missing
Example: Whenever buys cookies, she always buys chocolate chip. (incorrect)
Whenever Maria buys cookies, she always buys chocolate chip. (correct)
Sing = Singular form not used or misused
Example: My favorite foods is avocado. (incorrect)
My favorite food is avocado. (correct)
Syntax/
WO
= Order of words in sentence is incorrect
Example: I like Fridays to eat fish. (incorrect)
I like to eat fish on Fridays. (correct)