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
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
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