Leap tall buildings in a single bound? No. More powerful than a locomotive? Well ... no.
Make corrections at the speed of light?
YES! MAKE CORRECTIONS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, WITH MACROS! (This is not hyperbole; it is not a stretch; it is simply the truth!)
YES, THE SPEED OF LIGHT.
If you haven't seen Macros work before, get the free preview up and running; you will be quite amazed! Download it and check to see that it operates properly on your computer. If it works, the purchased product will also work. Even if you've used and written Macros of your own, I believe you'll find this approach original, innovative, and surprisingly easy to use.
Make very certain your computer's virus protection software is working properly, and that a recent scan has confirmed it virus free. Some computer viruses are notorious for finding macros and tampering with them. These macros are virus free. They have been produced on the newest software I could find, with all updates, including security updates, in place.
After downloading the preview, open the two most important files (see instructions) as "macro-enabled" documents. You may also need to save them under the same name but with the suffix ".docm" for the macros to operate. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!
The free preview .zip file contains a folder with Microsoft Word® files prepared for correcting student essays, and a few Macro commands for you to experiment with. Macros are short computer "programs" designed to insert comments into student essays quickly and efficiently - at the speed of light, actually! I have been over 20 years making and refining them.
If you purchase the full package, not only will you be able to use my methods and Macros, you will receive all instructions for using my process to create YOUR OWN Macros and YOUR OWN notes for your students to suit your program and purposes. The training manual has been designed to immerse you in the process. Most of the difficult work has been done for you. You will need very little time to learn how to produce your own Common Core tools for making corrections at literally "the speed of light."
You will need to be running up-to-date word processing software to execute the Macros, namely, Microsoft Office® (2010 or 2011) for PC's or Macs. Earlier versions may work as well, but they must be capable of using Macros, and the names of the critical documents must contain that suffix!
Good luck. Prepare to have fun, and if you're a teacher, don't mention it - you deserve this advantage, and you are very welcome indeed!
DEALING WITH WRITING I: MACROS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License