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- Chronicle of Higher Education
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CITLA fall book club
This fall CITLA will host a book club to discuss "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching," written by Susan Ambrose et al. and published in 2010. Please plan to join us for a lively conversation about how learning works and how to best foster it. Visit the CITLA website for details.
Have you ever wondered whether your students actually read your comments, feedback and corrections on their work? Here is a way to ensure they take your feedback seriously. After you return a first draft of a paper, a final draft or project, have students do a follow-up writing assignment of paraphrasing your comments. This follow-up assignment has several good consequences. First, students read all your feedback carefully and do their best to understand it. Second, you find out how students are interpreting your comments - in particular, whether they are understanding them as you intended. If they are not, you can correct any misunderstandings. Third, because they are really reading and trying to make sense out of your feedback, they are more likely to use it to produce better work in the future.
Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation
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