Journal article

A useful kind of interaction? evaluations by university students of feedback on written assignments

Neomy Storch, Joanna Tapper

Australian Review of Applied Linguistics | John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : 2002


Abstract In content subjects, university teachers hope that students find their comments on written assignments useful contributions to student learning of content and disciplinary writing. However, teachers often do not know what effect this form of interaction has on student readers. In this study we investigated student reactions to teacher feedback in a law subject. Data included teacher feedback written on 76 student assignments, responses by 72 students to a questionnaire about the feedback and interviews with 9 students. Responses from two groups were compared. One group (Group A) comprised students born in Australia or another English-speaking country and those bo..

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