Using tutor feedback

Using the feedback you get

Turn feedback into feedforward

Feedback is a backward process of looking at what you have already done, and telling you what was good or bad about it.

Feedforward is a process of looking forward to what you can change and do better next time. Feedback can also feedforward if you use it to change what you do in the future.

Positive feedback:
Do more of that in the future. Reflect on how to use it in other contexts.

Negative feedback:
Make positive change come out of negative feedback and you will always improve. Don’t ignore comments or they will always be feedback, never feeding-forward into your future work:

  • Study your feedback carefully;
  • Pay attention to positive and negative comments;
  • Identify what you need to do to reach a higher standard;
  • Create a summary of the feedback;
  • Correct/rewrite your assignment;
  • Go to your tutorial with an Assignment Feedback Tutorial Form;
  • Make notes of what is said to you in spoken feedback;
  • Listen carefully, and ask questions so you understand the feedback;
  • Make an action plan based on your feedback.

Don’t be passive: make feedback a springboard for change and improvement

Study your feedback, reflect on it and work out how it can help you.

Acting on feedback.

  • Pin reminders next to your study desk.
  • Add pointers onto your next essay plan.
  • Incorporate suggestions into your work.
  • Ask for help on how to incorporate feedback in to your work
  • Be prepared to change your whole approach if you have to.
Feedback summary form (PDF opens in new window)
Feedback tutorial form (PDF opens in new window)
Post feedback (PDF opens in new window)
Feedforward tips (PDF opens in new window)