Your tutor has read your work and is trying to help you with their comments. It is worth taking the time to understand what they mean.
Remember, too, that comments may apply to other parts of your assignment, even if they are only written in one place.
Don't just change the places with comments and leave everything else! Try to read the whole assignment again with your tutor's eyes, and make changes to each paragraph.
Examples of Feedback
Here are some examples of tutors' comments on their students' writing. Click on the links below for advice to make the most of this feedback.
- Your writing needs to be more academic.
- More analysis of this point is necessary.
- You need to use more academic caution / You need to use hedging/ This claim is too strong.
- Could you clarify this point?
- Your conclusion needs improvement.
- Questions about the content e.g. Which school? Why not? Is this the primary role of this staff member? Who is this?
- You need to be more critical.
- You need to define these terms / you need a definition here.
- You need to develop this point more. / This needs more development.
- This needs more explanation.
- I need a clear introduction telling me where you are going.
- This essay needs more organisation.
- Your paragraphs need more work.
- I cannot see evidence of your reading.
- This needs a reference.
- Is this relevant?
- This essay lacks structure.
- You have not addressed the title.
- I don't follow what you mean here, can you say a bit more?/ I'm not sure I understand this.