Teachers correct mistakes every day. One of my favorite ways to correct writting mistakes is to use a code in order to avoid over-correcting. Over-correcting might decrease students’ motivation and lead to frustration. Now I will list a code, which I use for correcting written mistakes to prevent from spoon-feeding and to promote self-correction.
Use abbreviation and underline the mistake.
e.g. I go shopping yesterday. – Т
Thus your students will not see their essay all in red or green. 🙂
Or if I see that my student has made a lot of mistakes, and I know that I want them to concentrate on grammar, I correct only grammar. So underneath the task I write that only grammar was corrected and nothing else.
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