My friend and colleague Anne-Laure Finkel from Polytech’ Grenoble asked if the Mémo’s index could be translated into English to help her team of teachers (mostly native speakers) deal with French terminology.
So, here it is. You can download it and print it out.
Index in English
What I do with my students is simply underline their mistakes in a certain colour (orange lately as I found that they spot the mistakes better when it is NOT in the same colour as other remarks I might write on their papers) and jot down the corresponding code from the memo. Their job when I hand in their papers is
to read the rule in the memo and correct the mistake.
When I had reasonable-sized groups (around 25 students), I would take the papers back to have a (very) quick check and reward them with a bonus point. Now that I teach much larger groups (up to 48), I simply allot time in class to do the correction and ask them to make a list of the rules they need to work on.