• Here are some of the abbreviations that I commonly use when grading student work:
     
    #--add a space
     
    VPR--vague pronoun reference
     
    VT--signals an inappropriate shift in verb tense
     
    CS--comma splice
     
    SP--spelling error
     
    AWK--awkward word choice or phrase
     
    WC--questionable word choice; word may not be appropriate in the given context
     
    AGR--lack of subject/verb agreement; lack of pronoun/antecedent agreement
     
    SS--sentence structure needs work
     
    DM--dangling modifier
     
    MM--misplaced modifier
     
    ll'ism--lack of parallel structure
     
    P--punctuation error
     
    Dic--faulty or inappropriate diction
     
    Trans--transition missing