Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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Authors & Contributors

Insight from a Colleague

Manfred J. Ennsle, History

Fred prefers the book review to the standard term paper because it helps students stay more focused and lets them engage a "classic" text on history more fully than a term paper does. Moreover, because the review must include both synopsis and critique, he's able to reward content and critical thinking in his commentary on the papers. He writes both marginal notations and end comments with a focus on "positive achievements."