So my portfolio idea was working out well, but I was getting overwhelmed with the written feedback. It took so long to write that sometimes my hand felt like it would fall off! I needed a new strategy. Luckily, David Wees had one for me, so I thought I’d share it with you all, since it’s worked really well.
Instead of writing all the feedback, as I go through and check an assignment and finding something I want to comment on, if I think it might be a common mistake, I type it up on a word document on my computer, numbered. Then I just put the circled number on the page itself. When I’m done I have a comprehensive list of feedback that I print out and attach to each assignment. Now every student knows both the common errors and has specific feedback on what they need to fix.
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This is better than my idea of just a checklist stapled to the front. Going to try this for larger assignments in the future.
I run into the same problem. I like your idea! However, I still enjoy putting comments on their tests as well as a smiley face by perfectly done problems.
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