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    Hey guys. Faced with the problem of coaching students when I need to improve their work and give helpful advice. I can't think of anything, do you have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiwalker View Post
    Hey guys. Faced with the problem of coaching students when I need to improve their work and give helpful advice. I can't think of anything, do you have any ideas?
    Practical Ways to Improve Students' Papers
    There are many practical ways to improve your students' papers. Make sure that your assignment description includes all the details you expect your students to know about it. Organize assignments in a sequence, provide models, and give feedback. These methods will make your students' papers more effective and impress your teacher. Read on to learn more. And don't forget to share these tips with your students! They'll be glad you did!

    Do provide detail in your assignment description

    When describing the assignment, be sure to include detailed instructions on how to write the paper. You may even want to include the rubric. This tip is from the English textbooks for Teaching Excellence. Students will appreciate the details if they know exactly what you expect of them. When writing an assignment, it helps students see the assignment as a learning opportunity. Doing so helps them understand what the expectations are and help them develop better writing skills.

    A clear description of what to write should eliminate any confusion. Detailed directions can guide students in the right direction, which is a good thing. However, students need to hold up their end of the bargain if they're to succeed. If you're looking for the best response from students, provide them with as much detail as you can in the assignment description. It's also helpful if you include an assignment handout so that students can reference it physically.

    Sequence assignments

    In addition to helping students learn to sequence assignments, science experiments can also help them practice putting mixed-up instructions into a logical order. While some science experiments require students to complete the steps in the right order, many can be completed in any order. For example, the baking soda and vinegar experiment encourages students to write the steps of the process in order in the four squares. This can help students learn about the relationship between acids and bases.

    In addition to improving writing skills, students can use sequencing exercises to increase their reading comprehension. The first step is to understand the importance of sequencing in different genres of text. Students can then practice sequencing as part of a game by mixing up pages and reassembling them in the correct order. Another way to practice sequencing is to play the role of a writer, and students can try it out by listening to stories and recording keywords as they read.

    Provide models

    One simple and effective teaching strategy is to provide models for your students' papers. Models are tangible examples of what you expect from your students, providing a standard to which they can compare their work. They also serve as a springboard for students to begin their assignments. Sequential paragraph models are an excellent example of a model of this kind. Providing a model for online coursework help to see what the teacher is looking for and how to achieve that standard.

    Provide feedback

    When providing feedback for a student's paper, remember to prioritize your comments. Focus on strengths and weaknesses and provide feedback that applies to future assignments. The more specific your feedback is, the more the student will internalize it. If possible, give students practice problems ahead of the paper's due date and include questions that prompt more in-depth reflection. For instance, you can ask a student about the most efficient ways to solve various problems and how much time they spent on each assignment, how many parts they rewrote, and how many revisions they needed.

    When providing feedback to students, remember that you must avoid criticizing the paper's content. While most students equate peer review with criticism, feedback can be constructive as long as the comments you give are additive and do not criticize the work itself. Instead of critiquing the paper, you should offer constructive suggestions for improvements. The more constructive feedback a student receives, the more likely they will seek help in the future.

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