What is it?
Following an exam or a piece of assessed coursework, many lecturers offer students general feedback during lectures based on students’ performance. This type of feedback can be generic or specific depending on the piece of work in question. For example, the lecturer may choose to go through an exam paper, question by question, by providing students with exemplar responses to questions, or highlighting the main issues the vast majority of students experienced in the examination or assessed coursework.
How can students make the most of it?
It is important that students regularly attend feedback sessions such as these, as it will offer them the opportunity to learn not only from their own, but also other students’ difficulties. Therefore, during these lectures, it is important that students take detailed notes that they will be able to refer back to in the future for revision purpose. Similarly, if a student does not understand a specific part of the feedback, they should be encouraged to consult their lecturer for further guidance.