How to Give Feedback to Student Playwrights

Created by Nicholas Pappas

The two big questions we’re going to answer in this course are: What is feedback? And, What is useful feedback? Now, if you asked a hundred people to answer these two questions, you’ll likely get a hundred different answers, but at its core, all the answers will focus on giving notes that will improve the work, which, in this case, is our student’s plays. And, as a teacher, that’s what your hope is, right? To help your students improve as writers, one work at a time.

We want our students to write, and to grow through their writing. If we want our students to get better, we need to get better. Understanding the definition of feedback, and understanding how to provide useful feedback is the key to all of us getting better.

Join Nick Pappas in this course designed to give you the tools to help your student writers find their voice.

Module 0: Introduction 6:14 FREE PREVIEW
An overview of the course goals and structure of the modules included.
Module 1: Change Your Thinking 16:11 FREE PREVIEW
We’re going to look at why we should move beyond the words “good and bad” in our feedback responses.
Module 2: The Evaluate, Analytic, and Descriptive Modes of Response 13:58
We’re going to define these three modes of response, explore how we use them, and then we’re going to turn them upside down.
Module 3: The Acid Burn and the Value of Asking Questions 17:12
We’re going to explore Acid Burns and what kinds of feedback questions help make the best second drafts.
Module 4: The Feedback Workshop 26:19
This is the most important module because we’re going to bring all the modules together and I’m going to walk you through the feedback process I use with my student writers.
Module 5: Wrap Up 3:24
This module wraps up the course.

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