Correction Symbol

Problem

Explanation (see links on class site)

cs

Comma Splice

options: 1, 2

ro

Run-on Sentence

options: 1, 2

frag

Sentence Fragment

options: 1, 2

, circled

Commas, missing or unnecessary

options: 1, 2, 3

s-v agr

Subject-Verb Agreement

available

agr

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

available

vague ref

Vague Pronoun Referent

available

awk ref

Inappropriate use of "you" or "I" pronoun

available

//

Faulty Parallelism

available

mw

Missing Word or Words

available

mm

Misplaced Modifier, Phrase, or Clause

available

mixed

Mixed Construction

available

; circled

Semicolon

available

: circled

Colon

available

-- circled

Dash

available

art

Articles, non-count and count nouns

available

vb

Incorrect verb tense or form

available

vary ss

Sentence structure needs variety

options: 1, 2

wordy

Wordy or redundant

available

wc

Imprecise word choice

available

circled

Confused Words (Its/It's, Then/Than, There/Their/They’re, etc.)

available

ap

Apostrophe

available

sp

Spelling

options: 1, 2

cap/no cap

Capitalization or no capitalization

available

DQ

Dropped Quotation

options: 1, 2

Q

Punctuating and Formatting Quotes

options: 1, 2

ital or " "

Titles of works: quotes vs. italics

available

MLA

Formatting page 1 of an essay

options: 1, 2

MLA

Formatting a Works Cited list

options: 1, 2

MLA

Parenthetical "in-text" citations

options: 1, 2

TS

Topic Sentences and Paragraph Unity

available

trans

Transitions

options: 1, 2