Hello all As I mark another class set of essays for KS4, I wonder what balance people have found between annotating, grading and recording? For example, I: a) Write annotations on the essay itself, usually one or two a page. b) Write a question for the student to answer in response to the essay (usually spotting something that is effective, and asking them to explain why.) c) Write a target for the student that they have to record on a separate sheet. d) Record the grade in markbook. At the moment I'm happy enough with my marking, and take between 5-10 minutes per essay. However, I wonder if anyone records a central bank of comments/targets for each student? While this might have some use, what would it actually be used for? Would the student see this? What is the point of a target/comment if the pupil themselves can't see it? Would be interested to hear if anyone has developed a method of marking and recording that allows the easy (key!) collation of useful comments/targets. For those interested, perhaps literature essays would be a good focus point.