05-05-2011, 03:26 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Grader Wages 2/1-5/1
Wages!!!!! OHH YEAHHH
So nobody rated above a Basic-rate length 1 grade, but then again, it's a slow time of the year.
Jack of Clovers
Basic 1. Welcome to PE2K! Yes, I'm here too. Sometimes. Anyway, some pointers on your grade: you should put more advice in. You've done some decent assessment, but assessment isn't much without suggestions for improvement to back it up. In a respectful and straightforward way, of course. Watch the grammar section, too; I usually don't use technical terms such as "dependent clause" or "independent clause." Granted, the storywriter is PE2K staff, so decent command of English can be assumed, but you should go for intuitive lowest-common-denominator terms like "phrase" and "stand-alone sentence" to be safe.
Nida And Nido
Basic 1. The tone of a grade for a decent story should only rarely be "This is good and I liked it." It is far better to say "This is good, I liked it, and I think that you did this, it would be even better. Here's why..." Examples of richer description would also be good. The upside here is that you can demonstrate an important lesson: just how far is far enough. Demonstrating the line between rich prose and overloaded purple prose with adjectives oozing out of every pore is something I wish more people did.
Incidentally, you really should read up on the FEAR combo. (I think it's got its own Bulbapedia page) It is utterly hilarious. Use it on an unexpecting opponent and watch the mayhem ensue!
Total: Basic 1 2x = $4000.
Basic 1. If you make the effort to recap the story in the grade, make sure there's a purpose behind it. Either highlight interesting things as you go, or at least say something. The point has been made before: the writer wrote the story him- or herself, so there's no need to tell them what they wrote. Also, you did a decent job with explaining possible improvements, but a few writing examples would have been good too. That sort of extra effort is what gets you to Moderate pay-grade and above.
The Present of a New Presence
Basic 1. The plot section should contain much more than a bare summary of what happened. Assess the use of common and advanced story-telling techniques. Tell them if something was particularly creative or cliched, and if any plot developments didn't satisfy you, etc. A good place to learn about the mechanics of telling stories is the TV Tropes Wiki
. You ever been there? Be aware that that place is a major timesink. The grade needs some expansion in basically every section, particularly for a WWC story.
Total: Basic 1 2x = $4000.
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