After spending hours grading essays, I created this list of the most common comments I was making on student essays. On their papers, I now simply write the number of the comment (which are easy to memorize after a while) and a few words where neccessary. It has cut my grading time in half! When creating the form, I was sure to include definitions, explanations, or examples wherever pertinent so that students could use the list to revise. The form is student-friendly and students have learned to become better writers because of it, due to the fact that it makes rewriting, an invaluable process, easy. Updated to include language for persuasive writing, too!