What is it?
Both formative and summative assessments are often used to identify how much a student has learnt over the course. It is not uncommon for students to only receive a mark via email or in the post following an exam or a set of exams. In addition to the individual mark, many tutors and lecturers also provide generic feedback based on how the cohort performed as a whole. This feedback is often made available in lectures or on Blackboard. However, students have the opportunity to receive one-to-one feedback if they arrange an appointment or visit their lecturer or tutor during their office hours.
How can students make the most of it?
Students should be encouraged to read the generic feedback in order to identify possible areas of improvement. If they are not satisfied with the generic feedback offered to the cohort as a whole, they should seek to arrange an appointment with their lecturer or tutor or visit them during their office hours.