Final Report for the University of Hertfordshire (UH) Learning and Teaching Institute’s Innovation Award Enhancing Feedback for Academic Writing across Research Degrees

Odena, O. (2012) Final Report for the University of Hertfordshire (UH) Learning and Teaching Institute’s Innovation Award Enhancing Feedback for Academic Writing across Research Degrees. Project Report. UH Learning and Teaching Institute.

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Abstract

What type of feedback helps research students develop their academic writing? How can they best be mentored in the preparation of papers and dissertations? What makes them ‘click’ in terms of writing development? The students’ perceptions of the feedback and other support received during their degrees are regularly gathered through studies such as The UK Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). Nevertheless, PRES surveys usually offer detailed descriptions of the respondents’ perceptions but limited analyses of the reasoning behind them. This project gathered insights to address this gap. The project developed a shared student-staff understanding of effective feedback and support for developing academic writing. In September 2011 additional funding was obtained from The UK Higher Education Academy to extend the project beyond the University of Hertfordshire.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:Report for The University of Hertfordshire’s Learning and Teaching Institute on this 2011 innovation award. The full text is available on request from the author. Funder: UH Learning and Teaching Institute.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Publisher:UH Learning and Teaching Institute

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