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Old 01-03-2019, 11:01 AM
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Sorry. I just saw this post. You would get lots more responses by posting on the BusyBoard.

Regarding the handwriting comment--except for very young children, students here in the US would generally be expected to type their essays and print them for submission (or submit them electronically), so handwriting isn't an issue. You could say "Your handwriting is difficult to read." Then the student could decide whether to work on making handwriting more legible or might choose to use a computer.

For the weak arguments, it could be better to make suggestions, such as: "Strengthen this argument by providing some statistics (or examples or "

I do not know what you mean by improve the external form. Are you talking about how the essay looks on the page? If so, perhaps tell what would improve it: Use wider margins. Center the title.

Here's a link that might be helpful.
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