Students need feedback on their work that allows them to make successful revisions. This includes showing your understanding of their goals, their successes, and ways for them to improve.  


When writing an ending comment on student work, first summarize what you think the project was attempting to do, the specific parts or skills that were well developed, and the specific parts or skills that still require more work with direct suggestions for how to improve in those areas.

Further Reading:

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) – Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Bean – Engaging Ideas, Part Four: Reading, Commenting On, and Grading Student Writing

Ambrose, et al. – How Learning Works.: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

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