Red Pen in the Morning, Students Take Warning

I learned from Legal Blog Watch (which learned it from Legal Writing Prof Blog) that “because red pens are closely associated with error-marking and poor performance, the use of red pens when correcting student work can activate these concepts” and “people using red pens to correct essays marked more errors and awarded lower grades than people using blue pens.”   So, to be fair, I will use one color ink when grading a big pile of papers.  If I start with red I’ll stay with a red.  Ditto with blue.  And if I’m grading with red pen I’ll wear a blue shirt, blue jeans, and blue socks and loop Dylan’s Tangled Up in Blue until I’m done.

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