Giving and Receiving Student Feedback

One of an instructor’s primary responsibilities is to promote a cooperative class environment. This workshop presents several feedback methods that improve student motivation and achievement. Participants explore both formal and informal tools for making a significant impact on the learning outcomes and satisfaction of students.

When to Give Student Feedback

  • Immediate feedback for knowledge of facts (right/wrong)
  • Delay feedback slightly for more comprehensive reviews of student thinking and processing (Susan Brookhart, How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students)

Giving and receiving student feedback notes

Sample mid-course evaluations


Enhancing Your Vocabulary

A great way to improve your English vocabulary is by being an attentive reader. Without a doubt, you encounter unfamiliar words as you read; learn how to use these moments as opportunities to improve your diction. This post will focus on how to determine meaning from context, keep track of new vocabulary, and incorporate new words into your own working vocabulary.

Enhancing Your Vocab

To help you make educated guesses about new words, study common root words, prefixes, and suffixes:  Etymologies Handout

Study the Academic Word List – for faster access, the sublists themselves.

And, a separate set of specialized Academic Word Lists, by discipline.

And, finally, a list of games and worksheets for further practice.