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The feedback that students receive on their assignments has been subject to a great deal of debatein universities across the globe. Whereas academics regularly complain that students do not engagewith feedback by citing uncollected coursework, students repeatedly protest about the timelinessand quality of feedback, citing illegible, overly critical and a lack of verbal feedback. In this articlewe report on the findings of feedback practices from a survey of 308 undergraduate studentsstudying combined degree programmes of Politics, History and International Relations at twoBritish universities. This article seeks to offer a clearer understanding of the feedback practices thatstudents want and from the analysis of the research findings we offer a range of strategies forimproving feedback practices.
Author(s): Blair A, Curtis S, Goodwin M, Shields S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/02/2013
Online publication date: 28/09/2012
ISSN (print): 0263-3957
ISSN (electronic): 1467-9256
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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