Learning Activity

Instant AI feedback on research paper

Students receive formative, personalized AI feedback on research papers
Created by Pedagogy Team at FeedbackFruits
Learning outcome:
Knowledge uptake
Prep time:
Low (<10 min)
Activity type(s):
Academic paper
Written report

Why this learning activity?

Learning activities targeting high-order skills like this one can help you activate students more effectively. This activity will help you with:

Academic writing skills

Students will develop academic writing skills with instant feedback on citation, academic style, grammar, and structure

Focus on cognitive skills

Instructors have more time to focus on higher-order cognitive skills like comprehension and critical argumentation of concepts


Students will think critically on the assignment process and ethical use of AI


Activity steps

1. Read instructions: Go through the provided instructions to understand the objectives and requirements of this activity. Pay attention to any specific guidelines or criteria mentioned to ensure you meet all expectations.

2. Hand in: Submit your work as per the instructions provided. Ensure that your submission is complete and meets all the specified requirements. Double-check for any errors or missing components before handing it in.

3. Automated feedback: Review the automated feedback generated based on your submission. This feedback will help you identify any immediate areas that need improvement or correction.

4. Reflect on the assignment: Take some time to reflect on the entire assignment process. Write a reflection that includes what you learned, how the automated feedback influenced your understanding, and any changes you plan to make in your approach to similar tasks in the future.

Activity setup

FeedbackFruits tool(s) used:

Automated Feedback addresses mechanical and structural elements like citation, academic style, grammar, and structure, leaving teachers with more time to focus on higher-order cognitive skills like comprehension and critical argumentation of concepts.

In this activity template:

  • Students receive feedback on Research Paper criteria including (you can always remove or add more criteria):
    • Academic Language: Active voice, Grammar, Personal pronouns, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, vocabulary
    • Citing and Referencing: Citation style, in-text citation of references, reference count.
    • Content and Structure: Required sections
    • Format: Page numbers
    • Tables and Figures: Figure captions, In-text citation of figures, in-text citation of tables, table captions
  • Reflection
    • Encourage students to reflect on the feedback they received, and how they plan on using it going forward.

Notable settings:

FeedbackFruits Automated Feedback Template: Research Paper

Reflection: On


Recommended rubrics for this activity

Evaluate APA citation style | FHSU

Rubric template to give feedback on the APA citation style of the written report

Evaluate research synthesis | FHSU

Rubric template to give feedback on how students processed and synthesized the research findings

Evaluate research paper content | FHSU

Rubric template to evaluate how students wrote each part of the research paper

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