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ERIC Number: EJ948658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
Transformation through Research-Based Reflection: A Self-Study of Written Feedback Practice
Best, Karen
TESOL Journal, v2 n4 p492-509 Dec 2011
This study investigates the written feedback the author gave during her first year as a university English as a second language writing instructor. The article investigates the form (questions, commands, comments) and the themes (organization, content, grammar) of feedback, the use of mitigation, and the treatment of grammar errors. It shows how practitioner research can increase one's confidence, provide an accurate understanding of one's own work, and more fully establish one's practice in theory, rather than teaching lore. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A