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Tips & Tools: Tips for Effective Feedback

Tips for Effective Writing Feedback

The resources below are intended to help faculty members in creating efficient, effective feedback on student writing. Some have been created by faculty and some by Writing Center staff, as indicated in parentheses. Contact Amber Cook if you have suggestions or additions! Also be sure to visit the Classroom Resources area to see student-facing resources you can use within your feedback.

AutoText Writing Center Links

Below are Writing Center and Academic Skills Center topics relevant to student writing, along with their appropriate web link. You can add these links to your AutoText/AutoCorrect library or copy and paste them in any student communication (such as assignment feedback or e-mail). 

APA Citations and References

Citations: General http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/intextparenthetical

Citations: Citing Properly to Avoid Plagiarism http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/citations

Citations: Using Et Al. http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/etal

Citations: Secondary Sources http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/secondarysources

Citations: Year Rule http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/year  

References: General http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references/home

References: Examples http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references/examples

References: Electronic Sources http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references/electronic

References: Web Page http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references/electronic/webpage

Webinars: APA http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/apa

Modules: APA Citations and References http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules/apareferences

Modules: Plagiarism Prevention http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules/plagiarism

APA Formatting and Style

Microsoft Word APA Formatting http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsoftware/ASCapaformatting

Abbreviations http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/other/abbreviations

Anthropomorphism http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/other/anthropomorphism

Headings http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/other/headinglevels

Numbers http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/other/numbers

Tables and Figures http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/tablesandfigures

Modules: APA Style http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules/apa/style

Grammar

Article (A, An, The) Use http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/articles

Clauses http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/clauses

Conjunctions http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/conjunctions

Modifiers http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/modifiers

Noun-Pronoun Agreement http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/nounpronounagreement

Prepositions http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/prepositions

Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/runonsentences

Subject-Verb Agreement http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/subjectverbagreement

Verb Tense http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/verbtenses

Modules: Grammar http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules/grammar​

Webinars: Grammar http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/grammar

Grammarly http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammarly

Punctuation

Apostrophes http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/punctuation/apostrophes

Commas http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/punctuation/commas

Hyphens http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/punctuation/hyphens

Semicolons http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/punctuation/semicolons

Organization and Flow

Abstracts http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/publication/abstracts

Conclusions http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/conclusions

Introductions http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/introductions

Paragraphs http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paragraphs/home

Thesis Statements http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/thesisstatements

Topic Sentences http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paragraphs/topicsentences

Transitions http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paragraphs/transitions

Blog: Flow Series http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2016/06/strategies-for-enhancing-flow-in-your.html

Blog: MEAL Plan Series http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/04/developing-paragraphs-with-meal-plan.html

Webinar: Beginnings and Endings http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773859

Webinar: Cohesion and Flow http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773860

Webinar: Writing Effective Academic Paragraphs http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773868

Scholarly Voice

Active Voice http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive

Avoiding Bias http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/avoidingbias

Diction http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/diction

Point of view http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/pointofview

Precision, Clarity, and Academic Expression http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/clarity

Tone http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/tone

Webinar: Appropriate Use of First Person and Avoiding Bias http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773858

Writing Process

Critical Reading http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCcriticalreading

Introducing, Integrating, and Explaining Evidence http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/home

Outlining http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/outlining

Paraphrasing http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase

Prewriting http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/prewriting

Proofreading http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/proofreading

Quoting http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/quotation

Revising http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising

Synthesizing http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/synthesis

Webinar: Life Cycle of a Paper http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773864

Webinar: Practical Skills (Analyzing, Paraphrasing, Quoting): http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/practicalskills

Webinar: Strategies for Revising, Proofing, and Using Feedback http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773866

Common Assignments

Annotated Bibliographies http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/annotatedbibliographies

Discussion Posts http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/discussionpost

Doctoral Capstones http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/capstone

Literature Reviews http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/literaturereview

Writing Center Services and Resources

Blog http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/

Grammarly http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammarly

Interactive Modules http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules

Paper Review Service http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paperreviews

Podcast http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multimedia/podcast

Webinars (Live and Recorded) http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars

Academic Skills Center Services and Resources

Courses and Workshops http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCcourses

Microsoft Word Resources and Tutoring http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsoftware/word

Plagiarism Definition and Information http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarism

Turnitin Drop Box http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCtii

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/WUAcademicSkills

Faculty Favorites

The Internet is full of resources that make online writing instruction easier and more engaging. Here are some sites recommended by various Walden faculty members.

Padlet: Dr. Karen Wiggins (RWRCOEL) recommends this site for creating a "wall of reminders." Padlet allows you to post multiple announcements in a visually interesting way.

Wordle: Dr. Lucy Sennett (RWRCOEL) uses this site to generate "word clouds," which pull words from a text you provide. The end product shows the most frequently used words in a larger font, allowing the reader to spot patterns of usage.

Jing: Many faculty and Writing Center staff members use this tool for easy screen capture. You can record your voice and screen as you demonstrate a process, and then you can share that recording through a link.

Crash Course Videos

 

In each Crash Course video we recommend services that we think you will find useful. Direct links to those resources are included below for easy access. 

Crash Course in Using Text Expanders

Crash Course in Writing Feedback