Key to Paper Comments
= The letter under which
this symbol occurs should have been capitalized.
#1. The main point of the paper is not stated crisply and with precision in your introduction.
#2. You have not indicated clearly enough in your introduction just how you will go about accomplishing what you want to accomplish in the paper.
#3. Don't make sweeping generalizations.
#4. The indicated material is stated imprecisely and/or lazily.
#5. The indicated claim requires further explanation.
#6. The meaning of the indicated material is vague.
#7. The indicated material is stated inelegantly.
#8. The crossed out word or phrase is redundant and/or unnecessary.
#9. The indicated word or expression is misused.
#10. Dont take positions contrary to those in the text without clearly indicating that you realize you
#11. Don't change tenses abruptly.
#12. Your pronoun reference is not clear here.
#13. Your verb does not match its subject in grammatical number.
#14. The indicated phrase is a dangler, i.e., not appropriately connected to its intended referent.
#15. You have not provided enough context to make the indicated quote fully intelligible.
#16. Incorrect punctuation.
#17. Avoid colloquialisms.
#18. Find a more appropriate word or phrase.