After marking a class set of essays, projects or extended answers, I often found that I was repeating similar comments in numerous books. Several years ago I made a set of the most well used comments which I started using with students. I probably saw the idea originally on Twitter (If it was you – thank you for the inspiration!)
After reading the work, I would make a general comment and then include one or two target codes eg T1 and T3. At the start of each lesson, students would read my general comment and then copy down the wording that matched the target code. I found this saved a lot of time for me when marking and also meant that students were forced to read the target comment as they copied it into their book.
I have modified them a little over the years. The latest divides the comments into Knowledge, Understanding, Application and Skills. Please feel free to modify, butcher etc for your own purposes if you think you would find it useful.
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