Electronic Format for Critiquing Law Student Writing

Barnett, Daniel L., Form Ever Follows Function: Using Technology to Improve Feedback on Student Writing in Law School, 42 Val. U. L. Rev. 755, (2008). http://ssrn.com/abstract=1017345.  This article is designed to encourage law professors to consider the use of technology to comment on student assignments by demonstrating that an electronic format could help many teachers be more proficient when critiquing their students’ writing. To help teachers determine the best critique format for their classes, the article provides a comparison of the different commenting methods and explores the considerations teachers should use when choosing the form of feedback. The article closes with a step-by-step guide to the current technology for providing comments on student writing electronically.

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