Well-written, constructive feedback plays an important role in helping students understand what they are doing well, where they should continue to focus their efforts, and how they might improve.
Your Feedback questionnaires on courses and teaching can provide instructors with the opportunity to receive similar feedback. In addition, written comments on Your Feedback questionnaires help instructors interpret ratings data because they provide a context for rating choices.
However, not all students have had the opportunity to learn how to write feedback effectively. The following resources can be used to help students write effective questionnaire feedback, either by setting aside some class time to discuss them, posting them to your course OWL page, or circulating them through social media.