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Effective student feedback: Ideas for feedback statements

In the final part of this five-part series on effective pupil feedback, Helen Webb discusses ideas for specific feedback statements that can be used in conjunction with the comment banks approach that was described in her last article

It has been well publicised that feedback can have a significant impact on the progress that students make, but what do we have to say that makes feedback effective?

In this series, I have previously reviewed some of the available literature to discover what makes feedback effective and summarised this information into some top tips (see later for a link to all previous articles in this series).

Last week, I described the idea of using targeted comment banks as one method of delivering specific and personalised feedback to students so that we can not only ensure that the quality of feedback is high, but also significantly reduce marking workload. This article should be read in conjunction with last week’s: Student feedback: Creating and using comment banks, SecEd, September 2016:

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