Corrective Feedback FAQs

What is the point of this website?

The goal: to provide detailed feedback on an assignment.

In just a few moments, you will be able to analyze any student's text for a variety features and return your feedback to the student in the form of a PDF document. It only takes a few clicks of a mouse. Whether you collect student assignments by email, Google Forms, or as a Moodle assignment, this system is a snap.

Just follow the steps below, and you will see how easy it is. You will be amazed at the high quality, detailed corrective feedback you can give on student performance--and in less time than you would normally spend on feedback using traditional methods. Throw your red pen away. You won't need it anymore.

How much does it cost?

Free to join, free to try, cheap to use.

I am a teacher, and I know that teachers work very hard for a modest salary. I want you to know that I am not out for a quick buck. CorrectiveFeedbcak.com is 100% free to join, it is 100% spam-free and ad-free, you get a long trial period, and the system is designed to be very affordable to use no matter where you live in the world.

To create an account, all you need is an email address to recover your password if ever you forget it. You will never receive spammy messages from us or from anyone else because of us. That's not what we do and we deeply dislike websites that do that sort of thing, really.

When you create an account, you automatically get 100 credits. A hundred credits works out to $10. (No, we won't send you the $10 if you cancel your account with us, so don't ask.) The reason we set you up with so many credits is so that you don't stress out over mistakes and so you get lots of practice using the system before you ever have to send us a dime.

Why so generous? Because we know that this is a very, very powerful system that some teachers are going to love. Eventually, CorrectiveFeedback.com will catch on, and we will get back some of the time and money we have invested in it.

Who is going to love CorrectiveFeedback.com? Well, over-worked teachers, for sure. Dedicated teachers who want to provide more feedback faster than before--those guys will love it, too. Also, non-native ESL/EFL teachers will like the confidence that comes with CorrectiveFeedback.com because of the way it incorporates so much expert knowledge of Applied Linguistics and English.

How do I get started?

Step 1: create a grid

After creating an account on the system, the first step is to create a grid. A grid is a collection of corrective feedback tools. Grids can be edited and deleted, so feel free to experiment.
You can get to the "Create Grid" screen by clicking on the CorrectiveFeedback.com logo, from the dashboard pictured to the right, or from the navigation bar on the left of most screens.

Step 2: configure your grid

Start at the top-right of the "Create Grid" screen. Give your grid a name. Students will see the grid name as the title of your feedback report.
You can get to the "Create Grid" screen by clicking on the CorrectiveFeedback.com logo, from the dashboard pictured to the right, or from the navigation bar on the left of most screens.
1) Give your grid a name. The grid name will appear as the title of the PDF you return to the student.
2) Write a description of the assignment and the feedback you are providing. The description will appear below the title on the PDF on the first page.
3) Select the tools you want to use. Most teachers like to add the "Student name" tool and the "Learner text" tool so that it is easy to identify who the corrective feedback is for and to refer back to the text that was submitted.