Marking boring academic essays: A Tien-needs-help approach

Marking academic papers bores me to death. And the only way out is simple:

This is Tien’s paper when he was a beginning learner. Please help him.

I will look at my learners’ papers as if I was looking at mine when I was learning academic writing. That’s how I push myself forward, providing as much detailed feedback as possible.

This is Tien’s paper when he was a beginning learner. Please help him.

I treat learners’ problems as my own problems. I view learner’s mistakes as my own ones. Fixing my learners is fixing my younger self, when my writing skills were not carefully reviewed.

This is Tien’s paper when he was a beginning learner. Please help him.

Please help him.

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