||Style is not academic. Have you used informal words (thing, a lot), or expressions (to be honest…) or personal pronouns (I, you, we etc.)?
||the (definite article), a (indefinite article). Have you used the definite article instead of the indefinite article or vice versa? Have you used an article when none is needed?
||Part of the sentence is missing. Every sentence must have at least one independent clause that has a subject and a main verb.
||Linking word or phrase is needed, or you have chosen a linking word/phrase that is not right for the sentence or intended meaning.
||meaning not clear
||Difficult to understand. Check your vocabulary, grammar, punctuation. Is the sentence too long?
|| missing word
||Word (s) missing. Have you omitted an auxiliary verb (is/are/do/does/have/has), a main verb, or a preposition (of, in, with etc?).
| new para
||Every paragraph should contain one main idea that is supported with detail and examples. If you change the topic of your paragraph, you need to start a new paragraph.
| para str
||Paragraph not well structured. Paragraphs should begin with a topic sentence that contains the main idea. Use linking words and signposting to connect your ideas in the paragraph.
||Wrong preposition is used. Prepositions = in, on, out, of, for etc. A good dictionary will show which preposition to use with a word.
||Punctuation is not right. Think about where your sentence should end, whether you have used a comma instead of a full stop, and whether you need a comma between clauses
||Extra sentence or a phrase needed to show how this section is relevant to the question.
||Single or plural? If referring generally to something, make the noun plural. If you have used a word that means more than one (some, few, many etc.), make the noun plural.
||Check the spelling of this word. Use British standard spelling.
||Make sure the subject and the verb agree. If the subject is singular (he, she, it), the verb needs an ‘s’ on the end.
||Wrong tense used. Make sure the tense you are using is right for the sentence (i.e. the present/past/future).
||Incorrect verb form. Consider whether you need a past participle (written), infinitive (write), or ‘ing’ (writing).
||Have you used an adjective instead of a noun or a verb?
||Word order is wrong. The usual word order is subject, verb, object, manner, place, time. e.g. Catherine will read the newspaper carefully at home next week.
||Word does not have the right meaning. Use a good dictionary to understand what the word means and how it should be used.