Pilot case

Developing a tool for text feedback on academic writing

Developing a template of comments that is created and used in commenting academic texts in Finnish.
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Pilot leader

Jepa Piirainen


Language Centre, School of Arts Design and Architecture, School of Business, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Science


Aug 2020 – Dec 2020


There is a need for a common and more efficient tool for giving feedback on academic texts in Finnish, especially on maturity demonstrations which are a mandatory part of the Bachelor’s thesis seminars. There are some popular tools as Turnit In for commenting students’ texts and giving feedback. There are also several templates of feedback available, but not specifically for academic writing in Finnish. The aim of the project is to develop a template of comments that is created and meant to be used in commenting academic texts in Finnish for example in Turnit In. Digitalization and improvement of the feedback tools is a logical follow-up to the digital material on academic writing in Finnish that was created in 2019 in the Aalto Online Learning project.

Platforms and tools

MyCourses, Turnit In

Pedagogical methods

Methods applicable to online learning, flipped classroom, autonomous learning.

Involved courses

Target students are the Bachelor students in all the schools. If all the teachers in academic writing in Finnish would use the tool, it means hundreds of students per year. The tool can be used in all the other writing courses as well.


Jepa Piirainen
Language Centre
Pilot leader

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