Why should red ink be considered a very negative colour to mark students’ work?
It is said even a judge will instantly break his/her red pen after giving a sentence of death.
I'm not sure if this is why but red usually represents passion. Teacher's are passionate about teaching and it may also just be contrast like black and white are bland, without bright colors. Red is the first color that we see as infants. For a death sentence it could be because blood also is seen as life sustaining and/or the blood of Christ.
I think that way of thinking is something that came up in recent years. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought teachers used red ink because it made the marks stand out so the kids could see exactly where they made their mistakes. That's especially true if they're grading reports or English papers and marking all of the incorrect spelling, punctuation, etc.
I don't see a problem with it, but some people will say the red marks are too visible to other students who may looking around and the student with the bad marks will get embarrassed. I think as silly a reason as not keeping score in sports for the little kids so they don't get upset when they lose.
Pen is like symbol/medium to write out a death sentence so the pen must be broken and never used again as if it were cursed, bad luck, the pen itself sentenced the person and not necessarily the judge, or something else. The Judge feels that he should not keep the pen with which he wrote and signed for the death of a person, so that he wont be given another opportunity to repeat it.
That's interesting about judges. I had a teacher once who only used green ink to write grades on papers. For whatever reason, it was rather soothing... Red ink has probably infiltrated our consciousness in a negative way. Red ink is generally associated with bad grades or mistakes--something which all students dread. Hardly ever is red ink associated A's and B's. I say all teachers should switch to green or purple--maybe even hot pink. If you get a green C, it doesn't seem as depressing as a red C. It makes no sense, but since when are emotions logical?
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