Building Credibility in the Margins: An Ethos-Based Perspective for Commenting on Student Papers

Legal Writing, Vol. 12, p. 73, 2006

33 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2008 Last revised: 4 Apr 2012

Kirsten K. Davis

Stetson University College of Law

Abstract

Part of the teacher-student relationship is created in the commenting process. Students make conclusions about the ethos of their writing professor based on the way in which students view the comments written in the margins of their papers. This article explores marginalia as discourse, composition theory, and rhetorical theory and develops principles that can underlie an ethos of commenting.

Keywords: legal writing, commenting, comments, grading

Suggested Citation

Davis, Kirsten K., Building Credibility in the Margins: An Ethos-Based Perspective for Commenting on Student Papers. Legal Writing, Vol. 12, p. 73, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116619

Kirsten K. Davis (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

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