NAG—No, or insufficient, attention getter
to open the essay
NCA—No clear answer to the question/prompt
ID—Insufficient detail in the support paragraph(s). You should be elaborating on your answer, giving a specific example of the point you
are trying to explain. Illustrate your point/case.
GRAM—Grammatical and/or mechanical errors
(spelling, penmanship, subject/verb agreement, etc) are too numerous, therefore the quality of the paper has dropped.
IFP—Insufficient first paragraph. Something in this paragraph is lacking, very likely the attention getter has not built up enough to lead
into your direct answer to the prompt.
CSP—The closing of the support paragraph should
be a revisit to the answer to the prompt you cited in the opening paragraph. If
you get this message, your closing of the support paragraph is not restating/revisiting this statement.
WCP—Weak Closing Paragraph. You should transition into this paragraph smoothly and recap, in new words, what you have said, and close
with something new and thought-provoking.