Tips and Tricks
- The sooner you provide feedback, the more effective it is
- Don't neglect the benefits of generalised feedback
- Try to give feedback that students can use later in the same course
- Give feedback when students do good things too —not just when they get things wrong
- Give students the benefit of the doubt
- Have an assessment plan for each unit and use it to help you focus on your teaching goals
- Focus on generic skills
- Never give only a grade or mark
- Your marking habits and criteria send a message, so make sure it's a good one!
- Focus on the work, not the student, and try to be positive
- If you use teams of tutors, set aside regular times to train them
- Look for and reward talent — not right or wrong answers
- Don't over assess!