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ERIC Number: EJ867863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
The Compatibility of L2 Learners' Assessment of Self- and Peer Revisions of Writing with Teachers' Assessment
Suzuki, Manami
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v43 n1 p137-148 Mar 2009
The current study examines second language (L2) learners' self-assessment of text changes that they made on their written drafts in self-revisions and peer revisions, focusing on linguistic features of their repairs as well as the validity of self-assessment. In the study, the term "self-revision" refers to writers' revisions of their own written texts, whereas the term "peer revision" means that writers revise their drafts while talking with their peers. Two research questions guided this study: (1) How differently do L2 writers assess text changes that they have made on their written drafts in self-revisions and peer revisions?; and (2) Is L2 writers' self-assessment of written text changes compatible with the writing teachers' assessment in linguistic features? The sample of the current study is small and homogeneous (N = 24). This study did not consider other factors like L2 or L1 educational and sociocultural background, L2 proficiency level, gender, or age, which might be independent variables of self-revision, peer revision, and self-assessment. Further larger scale and cross-sectional studies are necessary to give a general conclusion about L2 learners' self-assessment and validity. In spite of that, the author believes that the current study has pedagogical consequences for organizing self-assessment in the process-oriented writing classroom. The findings can be helpful for more effective instruction for self-assessment of L2 writing. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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