Being able to effectively make use of feedback is closely linked to academic success at university. An awareness of the nature, purpose and value of feedback will help you to better understand concepts, as well as enabling you to reflect on your performance. Thus, by using feedback effectively as a student, you will be better placed to produce high quality ideas and assignments.
Thinking specifically about the Academic Skills course, the content of our discussions this week will be vital to your thinking around both of your assessments for this course. Our emphasis will be upon encouraging you to see feedback as a strategy for improving your learning and performance, rather than a judgement on your ability. For this topic, we will make only limited use of additional online materials (below), on the basis that you will most likely want to spend your time outside of class thinking about how the different ideas and resources you find can be applied to your Individual Writing Assessment.
Academics and Tutors from different subjects and universities share their thoughts and experiences of feedback at university.
Undergraduate students share their thoughts and experiences of what feedback means to them in their studies.
Film credits: Scott Willis/Aarol Films