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Correcting notebook entries The past few days, I've been correcting several notebook entries and answering questions listed in the community area. Most entries/questions look like the student wrote the text or has questions about pre-written text. Yet, some entries look like someone just cut-and-pasted their English homework assignment. I definitely don't want to do some slacker's homework for them.
Sep 12, 2016 5:39 PM
Comments · 8
You only need to use your criterion in those cases, as simple as that.
September 12, 2016

Alan, I mean the entries that say someting like "please correct the sentences below" and lists10 sentences, numbered 1-10 that looks like a homework assignment. For others, i get the sense I am correcting a paper they will hand in for a grade. 

If they make an attempt to anwer the questions and reflect on the answers, that is fine. Yet cut and pasting a class assignment, having a native do the work and turning it in is not appropriate.

September 13, 2016
I see what you mean now. No, I don't even look at those.
September 13, 2016

"Most entries/questions look like the student wrote the text or has questions about pre-written text"


I'm honestly not sure what you mean. Notebooks are meant to have been written, they're writing practice! And cut/paste is totally appropriate in Questions when a learner has a reading comprehension question.


Jack makes a good point. Correction alone is pretty useless unless it makes the learner reflect on their weak areas and practice more to improve them.

September 13, 2016
I agree with the Klingon. I just correct the notebook entries that appeal to me. You are a good person for wanting to do more than that though.
September 13, 2016
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Roger
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish