Teacher Feedback on Writing

Considering the Options


  • Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




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Most writing teachers make use of pens/pencils or computers as a tool to provide their students with written feedback. This article recommends a range of feedback modes for writing teachers, including (1) pen-and-paper, (2) insert comment/track change (giving comments by deleting and adding), and (3) insert audio (recording your voice). Advantages and disadvantages of each feedback mode, based on teacher’s observation as well as students’ preferences, are discussed to help writing teachers consider how different commenting modes might facilitate their feedback process.

Author Biography

Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov is an ESL instructor at the Intensive English Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his pedagogical and research interests include second language reading and writing, pedagogical grammar (spoken and written), vocabulary acquisition, and corpus linguistics.


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How to Cite

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2010). Teacher Feedback on Writing: Considering the Options. Writing and Pedagogy, 1(1), 113–124. https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.v1i1.113



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