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Is it a possible answer?

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:59 am
by shawnryu
Can anyone help with the following question?

Question) Write the approprate sentence in the blank of the following paragraph.

The wording of positive, neutral, and negative feedback should be tailored to the ability levels and personality of the student. Tutors tend to be reluctant to give negative feedback, even when the students’ contributions are incorrect. They tend to be polite rather than giving face-threatening feedback that runs the risk of lowering the student’s confidence. D’Mello and Graesser have reported that students with low knowledge learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics better with supportive empathic feedback (e.g., “I know the material is difficult,” “Most students miss this,” “You can get this if you keep trying.”) than with short clear unemotional feedback. (“That’s incorrect.”) The learning environment is likely to be affected by an ambitious and maybe higher competitive climate among peers. In contrast, high knowledge learners actually showed lower learning from these empathic short responses, perhaps because they appear artificial or patronizing. Once again, ____________________________________.

original answer: to adapt the wording of feedback to the learner is important.
an answer written by a student: to adapt the wording of feedback is important to the learner.

I wonder if the answer by a student can be an answer to the question. Your help would be really appreciated.

Re: Is it a possible answer?

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:17 pm
by GameEnglish
Your student's answer is correct. Both sentences essentially mean the same thing. There is a subtle difference in emphasis, but it isn't important.