Feedback produces better texts and better writers, and is a cornerstone of the academic world.

Feedback gives you:

  • Insight into how other people perceive your text as readers.
  • Other people’s assessments of whether your text meets the requirements set for it.

Both of these things can be used to improve your text in your continued work on it.

As a giver of feedback, you train your sense of how texts are structured and how they work. You can transfer this knowledge to your own texts, thus improving your skills as an author.

As you regularly give and receive feedback, you learn to look at your own written work in a professional manner, and you become better at assessing it.

Feedback in research: peer review

Feedback is an essential part of the academic world in the form of peer review of academic articles.

Listen to two professors share their thoughts on feedback and peer review (in Danish and English, subtitled).

Peer review is a process in which academic professionals review articles written by colleagues prior to their publishment in journals. Students providing each other with feedback is also known as student peer feedback and is a way of training peer review skills.

The content of this page was written by Charlotte Albrechtsen, Center for Educational Development and Digital Media, Arts, Aarhus University.

The video was produced by Anni Pedersen.