Online Guide to Writing and Research

Chapter 7: Assessing Your Writing

The Draft Stage

Using Feedback

When you solicit feedback, you need to evaluate it for its relevance to your assignment. Of course, you need to pay attention to your teacher’s feedback, but all feedback is not relevant to your revision.

Checklist for Assessing Feedback


Did I evaluate the feedback carefully for its usefulness?


What rationale do I have for using the feedback in my revision?


What rationale do I have for rejecting the feedback as not useful?


Did I carefully incorporate my teacher’s feedback?