The University of Sydney

STAFF GUIDE TO THE WRITE SITE

 
 

Giving feedback with the WriteSite Marking Key

Tips

Strategic use of the Marking Key will result in better learning outcomes. Focus on areas where the student's writing requires the most improvement and/or where they could make the most rapid improvement. It would be counterproductive, for example, to circle most of the sixteen Units as areas for review.

A selective approach to giving feedback on writing errors reduces the likelihood of overwhelming students and gives them a realistic focus for improvement.

If a student has writing problems in a large number of areas, the Learning Centre provides a range of services and workshops to assist them.

For further suggestions on how to incorporate the WriteSite into your teaching, see Integrating.