List of Margin Comments (Alphabetized Version)

– A –

Active Voice/Passive Voice

Ambiguous (Thesis and Author’s Ideas)

Ambiguous (Revision Plan)

Ambitious

An interesting idea, but it doesn’t work in every example.

Analyze Rather Than Summarize

Analyze This

Audience

Avoid Plot Summary

Avoid Slang and Informal Language

Awkward

– B –

Be Specific

Better/Much Better

Big Improvement

Brilliantly Done

– C –

Can You Elaborate More on That

Choppy

Cite a Source/Plagiarism

Clarify

Clear Statement

Cliché

Confusing, Confusing/Tangled Phraseology

Contradiction

Contradictory

Convoluted Sense

Could Be Better Worded

– D –

Delete

Discuss/Discuss This

Distracting

Doesn’t Respond to Question

Don’t Quote Without Context

Don’t Write the Same Way You Talk (Avoid Slang and Informal Language)

– E –

Elaborate

Exactly

Examine Evidence from the Text

Excellent

Excellent Synthesis

Explain/Explain This

Explain Exactly What You Mean Here

Explain the Parallel Here

Explicate the Quote

Explain Why This is Significant

– F –

Fluid

Focus on a Topic

Focus on the Question

Follow-Up/Follow-Through (Good/Perfect)

– G –

Good

Good Example(s)

Good Job

Good Material

Good Observation

Good Opening

Good Point/Clearly Stated

Good Point

Good Timing

Good Use of Quote

Grammar

Great/Great Effort

– H –

Hard to Follow

Hard to Understand

How Does This Support

– I –

I Don’t Understand What You Are Trying to Say Here

Idiom/Idiom?

Inaccurate

Incomplete

Interesting/Interesting!

Introduce the Quote

– L –

Lacks a Clear Argument

Lacks Chronology

Lacks Clarity

Lacks Clear Continuity/Lacks Coherence

Lacks Coherence

Lacks Integration of Readings; Lacks Unity

Lacks Organization

Lacks Supporting Evidence

Lacks Unity

Logic & Articulation

– M –

Makes No Sense

Meaning of This?

Misquoting the Evidence

Move Beyond Summary of Author’s Ideas (Analyze vs. Summarize)

Must be a Sentence

– N –

Need a Clearer Thesis

Needs Clarification

Nice/Nicely Done

No Caps

No/No, Not exactly/Maybe/Perhaps/Possibly/Negative sign ( – )

Not a Clear Distinction

Not a Theme In

Not Clear

Not Clearly Expressed

Not Entirely

Not Persuasive

Not Sure What You Mean Here

– O –

Off the Subject

O.K. (Okay)

Omit

On the Right Path

Overdependence on Quotes

– P –

Passive Construction

Phony (Wordy)

Plagiarism

Plot Summary

Points Don’t Connect

Proof?

Proofreading

Prove It!

Provide Examples

Punctuation

– Q –

Question Mark (?)

– R –

Read Aloud

Redundant/Redundant Phrasing

Relevance

Repetition/Repetitious

Rephrase

Rephrase (Not Clear)

Right

Right/On the Right Path

Rough

– S –

Sense

Sentence Sense

Sentence Unfocused

Sequence

Single-Space Long Quote

Solid

Solid Effort

Specify (Be specific)

Stick With the Topic

Strong Introduction

Syntax

– T –

Theme?

There is No Indication of This

Thesis Unclear/Need a Clearer Thesis Sentence

This Doesn’t Occur

This Doesn’t Occur/Contradiction

This Quote is out of Context

Title?

Too Broad

Too Close to the Original

Too General to be Meaningful

Transitions

True

Truncated Statement

Trust Your Voice

– U –

Unclear

Unclear (Not Clear)

Unclear What You Mean By

Unreadable

Use MLA Form

– V –

Vague

Vague Generality

Very Nicely Done

Very Strong First Effort

– W –

Well Done

Well Written & Researched

What’s the Connection?

What Author/What Authors

Winnow, Winnow, Winnow

Wording Makes This Hard to Follow

Word Choice

Wordy Phrasing

Write Complete Sentences

Wrong Word

– Y –

Yes/Ah, Yes; Right; Exactly; True; Checkmark

You Are in Danger of Plagiarism

You Don’t Bring in Specifics

You Misquote the Evidence

Your Ideas Are too General

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