Aug 30 2010
Today, I learned a very valuable lesson.
Watch what you write on essay feedback!
See, when I am marking, I sit down, I read, I write, I read a little more, I write a lot more… and I do this for a good few hours. Your brain kinda sinks into this weird rhythm, and you write your feedback without really thinking about it.
And then you end up writing the following on a boy’s essay:
You need more length.
Sure, I should have qualified that. Something like ‘You need more length in your response’. Or, hell, ‘you need to write more’. But, no, my stupid brain comes up with ‘You need more length’.
I don’t think I need to go into the crap Year 12 have been giving me all day.