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Monday, November 6 • 13:00 - 13:50
Green-lighting feedback: Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of feedback on student writing

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Providing feedback on student writing is an essential but time-consuming aspect of grading papers. Using the metaphor of a traffic light, this session will offer participants suggestions and resources for green-lighting feedback by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of feedback comments. Specifically, we will explain how collaborations between a faculty member and the Writing Centre resulted in more informative feedback and a more effective use of the instructor’s time while grading. We will outline factors that affect students’ interpretations of feedback (Cameron, Nairn, & Higgins, 2009; Duff, 2010; Hyland, 2013; Séror, 2009) and share resources developed to assist faculty members with providing written feedback.

After taking part in this session, it expected that the audience will be better able to:
• appreciate the impact of feedback on student writing;
• reflect more fully on the challenges associated with red-light and yellow-light feedback;
• understand key considerations for providing green-light feedback.

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Jo Axe

Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University
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Theresa Bell

Writing Centre Manager, Royal Roads University

Monday November 6, 2017 13:00 - 13:50 PST
Segal Room 1420

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