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Giving Feedback on Student Writing: An Innovative Approach

By Maryellen Weimer

I ran across an interesting idea in the British journal, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education involving the use of something called interactive cover sheets. First-year students in an outdoor studies degree program took a two-semester, six module course which required preparation of a number of written assignments. After preparing their papers, students attached an interactive cover sheet on which they raised questions about the paper they had just completed, thereby identifying the specific areas for feedback.

The goal was to overcome the one-way communication that occurs when teachers write comments on student papers. Students prepare the papers, teachers grade them and write comments providing feedback which they hope explains the grade and simultaneously offers advice, suggestions and insights that help the student write a better paper next time.

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