logging in or signing up Using Feedback on Your Writing stedsowl Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 52 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: March 09, 2012 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description How to ask for and use feedback on your papers to improve your writing Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Using Feedback: Using Feedback Working with suggestions during the writing process © St. Edward’s University OWL, Spring 2011 http://think.stedwards.edu/academicsuccess/owlWhy ask for feedback?: Why ask for feedback? Build confidence by discussing your writing: Once you get into the habit of sharing, talking about, and analyzing your writing, it becomes easier to see the writing objectively. Make “the reader” more concrete . Experiencing how others see, think about, and react to your writing can help you better understand the concept of “the reader.” Allow a fresh pair of eyes on your work. They may see things your own tired eyes do not.When do I ask for feedback?: When do I ask for feedback? To get the most out of feedback, plan ahead . It’s not necessary to complete your paper before asking for feedback— submitting a rough draft or only a section of the paper is usually OK . Occasionally, you may wish to ask for additional feedback on an already-graded paper.Whom should I ask?: Whom should I ask? That depends on the type of feedback you want to receive. For a course-specific look at a single assignment, consider asking your professor . For continued or one-time help that focuses on your development as a writer, or for help with recurring grammar, punctuation, or sentence-structure errors, consult on-campus writing support services . For a review from a less academic perspective, ask peers, colleagues, and family members .What do I ask for?: What do I ask for? That also depends on what type of feedback you want to receive. Unless you are really interested in a reader’s undirected reaction to your paper, be specific . Don’t ask a reviewer to edit or proofread your paper. Editing and proofreading are professional services employed by publishers or self-publishing authors—not students.What do I do with feedback?: What do I do with feedback? Read the feedback with the paper carefully. Try to maintain objectivity by remembering the comments are about the writ ing , not the writ er . Ask for clarification , if necessary. Decide what to keep . Remember that you have complete control over what goes into your paper. Triage revisions . Decide which issues you have time to act on before the paper is due.5 Ways to Use Feedback for Long-term Improvement: 5 Ways to Use Feedback for Long-term Improvement Use more than one type of feedback. Be sure you always understand why a reviewer suggests a change. Ask if it’s not clear. Keep marked-up papers from reviewers or notes from face-to-face sessions. Apply them to future papers. Compile feedback into a checklist of errors you tend to make. Use the checklist with all writing assignments. Pay attention to improvement, and notice what type of feedback works best for you.PowerPoint Presentation: Questions? Email the OWL: firstname.lastname@example.org Upload a paper to the OWL (SEU New College and grad students only) See this handout: Using Feedback to Improve Writing You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.