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The Effects of Written Comments on the Quality of Student Compositions and the Learning of Content., Reading Psychology, 1987. Instructor Feedback Writ Large 3. Effective Faculty Feedback: The Road Less Traveled, Assessing Writing, 2006. Grading papers may be one of the most stressful, most time consuming, and least rewarding activities in which professors engage.

Effective Faculty Feedback: The Road Less Traveled, Assessing Writing, 2006

Although effective grading techniques for papers have been widely researched, especially within the "Writing" or "English" scholarly arenas, has this information been put into practice? The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) to replicate and extend Connor and Lunsford's [Connors, R. J., & Lunsford, A. A. (1993). "Teachers' rhetorical comments on student papers. " Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Favorite Feedback: Fact and Fiction. Learn more from the full study.

Favorite Feedback: Fact and Fiction

Receive the full list of findings and analyses on student perception of the format, technology, and types of feedback they receive. Download the White Paper Understand what effective feedback means to your students Get a printable version of the infographic and get a bonus survey to share with your students to better identify what types of feedback they think would improve their work. Download the PDF Share your students’ voices. Turnitin is launching a more detailed study in the spring of 2015 to better understand how students respond to feedback. Link to Student Survey.

The Efficacy of Various Kinds of Error Feedback for Improvement in the Accuracy and Fluency of L2 Students Writing., Journal of Second Language Writing, 2003. Favorite Feedback: Fact and Fiction. Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness. Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain. Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection.

Inspired by an article written by Alex Pietrowski of Waking Times| Mapping out human emotions shows how strong the mind-body connection really is.

Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection

Scientists from Finland have recently been able to use topographic methods to see what the effects different emotions have on body temperature and other sensations in the body. What’s interesting is that after five experiments and over 700 participants, there was an outstanding degree of accuracy between where people said they felt a certain emotion on their body and where that emotion showed up on their body using topography.

According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Most basic emotions were associated with sensations of elevated activity in the upper chest area, likely corresponding to changes in breathing and heart rate (1). So when you experience love or pain in your heart, you are literally feeling it over the heart area of your body, and we would be able to prove that scientifically. (source: NPR) About the Author. Carl Sagan on the Meaning of Life. 2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully.

By Maria Popova How to be alone, wake up from illusion, master the art of asking, fathom your place in the universe, and more.

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both disciplines. Perhaps more precisely, these are the year’s finest books on how to live sane, creative, meaningful lives. (And since the subject is of the most timeless kind, revisit the selections 2013, 2012, and 2011.) Werner Herzog is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power.

Solitude, the kind we elect ourselves, is met with judgment and enslaved by stigma. Sam Harris by Bara Vetenskap Harris writes: Our minds are all we have. Mastery requires endurance.