This is a follow-up to the previous post of the same name.
Giving back students verbal feedback without marks worked well. Students had nothing to concentrate on but the comments, and their work. They read both quietly and attentively.
My colleague went one better with her class. She then gave them a blank rubric and told them, based on the feedback, to mark their essay.
I did the same with my class. They graded their work, relatively quickly.
I then revealed what I gave them.
To paraphrase a student of my colleague, “I’m not sure I agree with the mark, but I understand it.”


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