Giving feedback on students’ academic writing


The module will provide participants with the tools for targeted feedback to students about their academic writing. It will teach participants to recognise important writing challenges experienced by students, and to increase students’ sense of confidence as writers. To learn where to target their feedback, participants will work through a framework consisting of eight components: clarity, accuracy, coherence/cohesion, emphasis, criticality, engagement, conciseness, and strategy.

As they engage with each component, participants will refine their conceptual vocabulary and gain new strategies to provide feedback on students’ writing, and to target solutions. The module draws on authentic examples of students’ writing problem-based learning and uses these to apply feedback skills.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise a range of writing-related concepts that contribute to to clear academic writing
  2. Improve ability to identify challenges and issues experienced in students’ writing
  3. Apply relevant tools to provide constructive writing-related feedback to students


A series of brief summative assessments (quizzes)

Module details

  • Online mode of delivery