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  1. My Grading Scale

    A+ = Get this published. Now!
    A = This is really good. I want to read it again.
    A- = This is almost really good, with a few minor fumbles.
    B+ = This is good with some really enjoyable qualities.
    B = I can honestly say I enjoyed this.
    B- = This is slightly ahead of the curb.
    C+ = This is average, with a few qualities I liked.
    C = This is average.
    C- = This is okay. A little below average.
    D+ = If you work really hard, this can become good.
    D = If you work really hard, this can become decent.
    D- = I wouldn't bother revising this.
    F = Don't even bother revising this.

    How I Review

    One of the minor gripes I have with this community is the narrow scope it applies when reviewing posts. I see reviewers annotate posts with detailed precision, and focus too narrowly on the mechanics of each sentence.

    I believe a reviewer should evaluate a piece more as a whole. Especially if the poster clearly has a grasp on grammar, there is no need to fixate too heavily on each sentence. More often than not, the poster can revise the mechanics of a piece on his or her own. What the poster may not understand is how his or her piece in its entirety affects an unbiased reader. With this in mind, I strongly encourage reviewers on this site to widen the scopes of their reviews.