A ‘quickmark’ is a tailor-made bubble comment which tutors tend to use repeatedly when marking and which can be stored in your personal ‘quickmark manager’ on the Feedback Studio so you can simply drag and drop onto assignments time and time again. There are some comments which tend to be common with tutors, particularly across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and these often focus on topics such as referencing, structure, style and critical analysis. A quickmark can provide feedback on these generic issues very efficiently but, because it is used repeatedly, it needs to be of maximum use to any student who reads it. Using hyperlinks to informative websites is a good way of doing this.
A group of colleagues from Study Advice and the EMA Programme team have produced four sets of generic quickmarks on the topics of referencing, structure, style and critical analysis. Most of them contain hyperlinks to sections of the Study Advice website where students can find further help with the area of development identified.
We hope this generic set will provide good models for creating Quickmarks that are clearly structured and specific in order to help students act on their feedback. For more ideas on how you can use Quickmarks creatively see the Case Study Library.
You can download these quickmark sets using the links in the graphic below.
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How to download:
The screencast on this page shows you how to download the quickmarks and incorporate them into your own sets.