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Lower six students` preferred mode of feedback for essay revision


Govindasamy, Potchelvi N. and Tan, Bee Hoon and Yong, Mei Fung (2013) Lower six students` preferred mode of feedback for essay revision. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, 9 (2). pp. 82-104. ISSN 1511-8002


ESL students value feedback to their essay drafts. Through feedback and by doing multiple revisions, they learn to develop and express complex ideas clearly and effectively. Accordingly, feedback is seen as a way to improve the communicative effectiveness of a given written piece by correcting and guiding students so that their ideas are effectively communicated to the reader.This study determined the students’ preference towards feedback type during essay revision. The quasi-experimental study used the counter-balanced research design.For comparison,the students in this study were exposed to two different treatments, teacher-written feedback and online-automated feedback for twelve weeks.The results revealed that the students preferred teacher-written feedback to online -automated feedback although both the experimental groups showed improvement in their essay writing based on both modes of feedback.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Malaysian English Language Teaching Association
Keywords: Preference; Mode of feedback; Essay revision
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 08:02
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 05:40
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27996
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