The Skidmore College
Expository Writing Network

Commenting on Student Papers

Strategies for Effective Commenting

Setting Priorities for Comments

Terms for Responding to Student Writing

Unclear Words in Teacher Comments

*Traci's 4th List of Ten: Responding to Student Drafts

*Traci's 32nd List of Ten: Ten Tips for Responding to Student Drafts


*Traci Gardner is an educator and writer currently working as Online Resources Manager for the National Council of Teachers of English in Urbana, Illinois, where she manages web pages and other educational Internet resources for teachers and educators. The complete "Lists of Ten" is available at








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