EDITING SYMBOLS

PUPIL HELPSHEETS

P

Punctuation. This is punctuated incorrectly. A punctuation mark is missing or misused.

S/C

Sentence construction problem. 

W/C

Word choice. This word isn't well chosen. It's weak, repetitive or misused.

SP

Spelling issue. Check for homonyms which your spell checker will not spot.

X

Check facts /  ideas. This is wrong or at least doubtful.

EXP

Your expression is problematic here. Read aloud. Simplify W/C and S/C.

R

Repeated word or idea. Vary your language. Take care with thesaurus!

CO

Cohesion problem. The ideas within the paragraph / text do not link logically.

TLS

Too Long Sentence. Each sentence should contain one idea. Simplify syntax.

NAS

Not A Sentence. It's grammatically incomplete.

^

Something left out. Poor proofreading means you don't spot careless errors.

E.G?

Example: provide evidence to support this point.

D

Develop this idea, either through more detailed analysis or by further explanation.

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Begin a new paragraph here.