Do you find yourself typing the same thing over and over?
Do those fingers and wrists hurt after typing the same comment on every student paper?
I’ve got a solution for you! It doesn’t matter if you are a Mac or a PC, you can find a program to create shorter statements for you to type and have your computer input the entire comment for you.
For Mac users, aText ($5 after free trial) allows you to create a typed code of your choice in order to input a longer statement. For example, you choose to type “zzchoice” and the program would put in “I like your choice of voice here. I can hear that you have thought about the content and used the knowledge in order to form your response.” This allows you to give expanded feedback to students in their papers without typing that same statement 30 times. This program runs in all applications as well, making email responses quick as lightning too!
Just think of the possibilities for the time you can save with a text expander program!
Text expansion demo: http://screencast.com/t/vaEiu5q7kEi
For PC users, please see this previous post: