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DHC U.S. Office

DHC

Grader's Corrections and Comments

We use the following marks and format when we correct lessons and tests.

Please study these marks carefully so you can easily understand our corrections. They are not the same as typical Japanese editorial marks.

Explanation of E-mail Marks

 

 

We use the following marks when we correct lessons and tests submitted via e-mail.

 

MARK ................................ MEANING

[ ]......................................... Insert a letter, word or phrase.

/............................................ Delete a letter, word, or phrase.

Bolded words...................... Change or Move a word or phrase.

[sp]....................................... Correct a spelling error.

In addition, please note the following:

 

We will occasionally refer you to the Answers rather than revising or correcting your sentence.

 

We will sometimes make corrections without commenting on them. These changes will be easy to understand.

 

We will insert, delete, or change prepositions and articles without commenting on them or deducting points for improper usage. Note that in the Articles course and in the other mini-courses, we do comment on article misuse, and it can affect your score.

 

We will occasionally shorten long and wordy phrases without commenting on them.

 

In scoring your papers, we deduct points for the following:

 

incorrect usage of a specific concept from the lesson

 

basic grammatical errors

 

changing the meaning of the sentence

 

awkward phrasing

 

Please look carefully at our corrections and learn from your mistakes. This is one of the most valuable methods for learning natural English.