Instructors spend many hours providing corrective feedback to students’ writing. But is written corrective feedback effective? And what do we mean when we say “effective”? Seeing improvement on the next draft or the next paper –or in the next class (long-term effect)? Does corrective feedback have an impact on students’ ability to monitor language use and  self-correct more effectively? Or does feedback even have an effect on language development overall?
Watch a talk by Jessica Williams who addresses these issues. (more…)