Audio Comments for Student Writing

I’m trying out a new tool for commenting on student writing: MS OneNote audio recording. I’ve used it to comment on a technical writing student’s instruction manual draft, and I’m waiting for her feedback. Will report back…


Make sure the room is quiet, fans are turned off, and you have a general idea of what kind of comments you’d like to share.

Record 5-10 brief comments rather than one long one.

Speak clearly and slowly.

On your first comment, greet the writer and establish a friendly, constructive tone.


Click on the Start menu or the search button in Windows, and search One Note 2013.

Choose Insert.

Choose Record Audio. Audio will begin recording immediately.

To end recording, choose the Audio & Video Recording menu and select Pause or Stop.

After that, you can right-click your Audio Recording, select Cut, and then Paste it into a Word Document right next to the text you wish to comment on.




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