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Instructor's Feedback and Self-Efficacy

What are some of the positive and negative writing aspects of feedback from instructors? Should students experience an emotional reaction to the feedback and how can this affect their self-efficacy? Also, what are three of the most important elements in providing feedback on writing assignments and why.

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Instructor's Feedback and Self-efficacy

* What are some of the positive and negative writing aspects of feedback from instructors?

There are no negative aspects of feedback from instructors, per se, unless there's an underlying issue between professor and student. Generally, it's always positive to get maximum feedback from instructors, as it will only help to make the student's writing better. The more information or remarks one receives about a writing assignment, the more one will learn how to do better next time. Yet, it would be negative if the instructor merely gave a letter grade with no feedback comments about what was wrong or right about the writing. The same can be said if the student received any type of grade, and did not know what made their paper good or bad. Worcester Polytechnic Institute says, "There are two main types of feedback: (1) Information Feedback - this type of feedback is informational or evaluative in nature. It is often ...

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This solution explores instructor's feedback and self-efficacy and examines the positive and negative writing aspects of feedback from instructors, student's reaction to feedback and also the most important elements in providing feedback on writing assignments. All references used are included.

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