Getting Feedback on your Writing
What is it like to get feedback from the Writing Centre?
Your paper doesn't have to be finished to receive feedback; we accept work at any stage of the process. The Writing Centre does it’s best to return submissions within three business days. As you’ll see, we provide a lot of information for you to consider and integrate, so we encourage students to plan ahead and submit their paper early.
When you submit your work, please share a few concerns that you have about work. This will help us tailor our feedback to support you!
The tutor will review your paper keeping the concerns you have raised in mind. They will also see if there are any other areas you will want to revise in your work.
The feedback you receive will be in two parts: First, the tutor will explain their concerns for each area they focus on, in Areas Needing Improvement. They will then provide specific strategies and resources in Next Steps.
Your feedback will outline Areas Needing Improvement and provide specific strategies and resources in Next Steps.
Finally, the tutor will leave embedded comments in your paper. These might ask you questions to help expand upon an idea, call your attention to patterns in your writing you might want to address, or compliment a particularly effective piece of writing!
Next, the tutor will leave embedded comments in your paper. These might ask you questions to help you expand upon an idea, call your attention to smething in need of revision, or commend you for a particularly effective passage!