The more solid the content, the higher the grade you can assign.
A fictional story or narrative will be organized in a different way, but it should still flow well from start to finish.
As you grade the paper, you might let that one slide.
Point out the error, certainly, but assure him you’re not penalizing him for earlier oversight. On the other hand, if he simply shows carelessness with spelling or punctuation, or he writes a sentence fragment when he clearly knows better, you’re within your rights to deduct points accordingly.
If you happened to miss something during parent editing (and therefore failed to bring it to your teen’s attention), he can only assume what he’s written is correct.
Let’s say, for example, that you didn’t catch an awkwardly written sentence in an earlier draft—but it jumps out at you in the final.
Part 1: How to Edit and Grade Writing | Editing High School Papers One of the hardest parts of teaching writing is knowing how to evaluate a paper.
It seems like such risky business—a subjective effort characterized by inconsistency and wild guesses.
What happens when you find mistakes in the final draft?
As a rule, don’t penalize students for mistakes you didn’t point out earlier in the editing process.