The ability to compose among college students is far from satisfactory according to the author's teaching experience and their scores in CET 4. Being one of the fundamental skills in language learning, writing is inevitably an indispensable part in English teaching. However, the writing teaching is rather time-consuming but unrewarding due to large class size and tight class time for those non-English majors.Based on the literature review of feedback and teacher feedback, the author carries out a questionnaire investigation in the college where the author works. After the investigation and the analysis of the results of the questionnaire, more insights about the feedback giving has been acquired. It is strongly believed that mare changes and revision should be taken to perfect the feedback giving in class as well as a variety of feedback styles and multi-draft writing.
Aundrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a professor at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, Letterpress printing and fine edition book production. She shows her artwork at Printworks Gallery in Chicago. The Time Traveler's Wife is her first novel.