This article will guide you through selecting the relevant criteria that your students will received automated feedback on. The relevance of the criteria can depend on the type of writing assignment you are using Automated Feedback for, or the language it is written in. To help you decide on what will be most beneficial for you and your students, we will walk you through the function of each one.

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Choosing feedback criteria

The feedback criteria that can be chosen are divided into five overarching categories, addressing the content, language, layout, references, and tables and figures in students’ work. Within each section, you will find which criterion can be selected including their learning goal, description and language support.

Category 1: Content

Criterion

Learning goal

Description

Language Support

Required sections

Students learn to include all necessary sections and have sections of the appropriate length.

Each section that is required within an assignment can be entered here (including a minimum and/or maximum amount of words).

International

Word count

Students learn to write work of the appropriate length.

Enter a minimum or maximum amount of words that the work must contain.

International

Category 2: Language

Criterion

Learning goal

Description

Language Support

Abbreviation introduction

Students learn to properly introduce the abbreviations they use.

Ensures abbreviations are properly introduced between brackets e.g. AI, (artificial intelligence).

International

Language

Students learn to write consistently in one language.

Verifies that the document is consistently written in the same language.

English, Dutch

Category 3: Layout

Criterion

Learning goal

Description

Language Support

Index

Students learn to provide an index

Ensures there is a table of content present in the document.

International

Page numbers

Students learn to use page numbers.

Secures that all the pages in the document are numbered.

International

Category 4: References

Criterion

Learning goal

Description

Language Support

Reference citation count

Students learn to use high-quality sources for literature.

A measure to guarantee the quality of citations based on a predefined amount of citations by other researchers that can be entered.

International

Reference count

Students learn to find more literature.

Secures that a minimum and/or maximum amount of references are met.

International

Reference style

Students learn to use proper formatting for references.

Elaborates on whether the references are written in the correct pre-defined style or are consistent throughout the document.

International

Category 5: Tables and Figures

Criterion

Learning goal

Description

Language Support

Figure count

Students learn to include the appropriate number of figures.

Ensures a minimum and/or maximum amount of figures are met.

International

Table count

Students learn to include the appropriate number of tables.

Secures a minimum and/or maximum amount of tables are met.

International

Changing feedback criterion

Any criterion that has been added will appear in the overview. If you’d wish to remove the criterion added, simply press the "rubbish bin" on the right. It is also possible to change the criterion that was selected by navigating to "configure".

If you decide at a later stage that you would like to make changes to the criteria that were set it is no problem. The new changes will automatically be visible for the students, and any work that has been handed in will be checked again to ensure it meets the new criteria.


Do keep in mind that adjusting the criteria will mean that any objections made by students will go away.

Adding new criterion

Is there specific feedback that you would like to provide to your students but currently isn't supported by our tool? Let us know! We will continuously improve and add more criterion to increase the value for you and your students.


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