Providing Effective Feedback

4 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2011

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Jennifer Carr

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2011


The article explains how professors can provide effective feedback to students in the context of an individualized meeting. To be effective, feedback must build on the student's current abilities. Feedback should also be specific and positive, explaining exactly what the student should do, rather than focusing on what the student shouldn't do. Only a manageable amount of feedback should be given at any one time, but feedback must be frequent, allowing the student to incorporate the feedback into his or her work.

Keywords: legal education, student feedback, academic support

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I29

Suggested Citation

Carr, Jennifer, Providing Effective Feedback (January 1, 2011). The Learning Curve, p. 15, January 2011, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN:

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