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How to save time giving feedback in Word
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:37:58 PM »
Giving comments to student's writing can take a long time, especially if you are giving unique feedback for each student. A lot of times, there are similar problems on many assignments so typing the same thing over and over takes time. Below are some links to tools in word that can help you save time on feedback.


Autotext: [size=78%]https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/automatically-insert-text-0bc40cab-f49c-4e06-bcb2-cd43c1674d1b[/size]


This tool allows you to make presets for comments and saving them in word. You can organize feedback by categories you make (such as "grammar" or "main idea"). When you want to insert the text in a comment, just go to the "insert" tab, click "quick parts" and then "autotext". You can keep this window open as you grade.


Macros: [/size][size=78%]https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/create-or-run-a-macro-c6b99036-905c-49a6-818a-dfb98b7c3c9c[/size]


This another way to do something similar. This will start a "record" that will record everything you type and save it as a preset. Then you can make a button or keyboard shortcut that will perform that action anytime you hit it. This would be good for very frequent comments you make, but you may run out of shortcuts you can use.