If Science Chick is late to the party, I'm fashionably late. Scrolling through, I didn't see Noodler's 'Antietam' - that's what I use for correcting and grading papers. It's well behaved on cheap paper and dries quickly enough. I've been meaning to get some Diamine 'Oxblood' too. I'm afraid calling it a gorgeous color, after all the comparisons to dried blood, will betray my Transylvanian origins, but there you have it. It's a rich, sumptuous red.
I know there's a movement away from red ink because of its psychological effect on the students. This is absurd. If you treat your students with dignity and respect, ink color is beside the point. I had a student last year who would complain about the red; she felt traumatized by it, she claimed. I just laugh it off. "See this A at the top of your paper?" I would say, "it's in red too!" I write positive comments and suggestions with the same red ink. It STANDS OUT so they won't miss it!
So, Erica, did we make your decision easier or more complicated?
Edited by Manalto, 04 April 2015 - 14:27.