When I score an essay, it often looks like someone killed a chicken on it. It’s covered with question marks, slashed phrases, circled errors, and marginal comments – all in bright red ink. I usually line out a quarter to a third of the verbiage.
I’m sure that you have been in this situation before: you’re doing some last minute studying for midterms, finals, or APs and you’re in your studying zone – music on, brain juices flowing – when your parents break down the door and tell you to “turn off that racket!”
This article addresses a question I am often asked by students and their parents. The answer (“both”) is simple, but deceptively so.