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ERIC Number: EJ815746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Feedback on Writing: Changing EFL Students' Attitudes
Simpson, JoEllen M.
TESL Canada Journal, v24 n1 p96-112 Win 2006
Extensive research has been conducted about feedback on writing in both L1 and L2 classrooms. Although much of the research suggests that correcting grammar does not help students make long-term improvements, many teachers continue to believe that they must correct all errors. In addition, students report that they want teachers to mark errors. This article reports on the attitude of students of English as a foreign language when presented with feedback that gives motivating, positive comments coupled with suggestions for improvement. Many students learned to accept this feedback, but many wanted the addition of correction of every grammatical error.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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