The effectiveness of trained peer response on ESL students' writing quality and revision types. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Shatila, Safaa Abdul-Salam
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-01T08:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-01T08:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-01
dc.date.submitted 2011-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1036
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-61). en_US
dc.description.abstract This action research investigates the effectiveness of trained peer response on ESL students’ revision types and writing quality. Eighteen female eighth graders in a Lebanese school participated in the study. Tools used to collect data included two guideline sheets to aid the participants during the editing stage, the Taxonomy of Witte and Faigley to analyze the types of revisions made after peer- revisions, an iBT / TOEFL rubric to score students’ first and second drafts in order to check if their writing has improved, and an interview at the end of the treatment to show students’ perceptions and beliefs towards peer- editing. The study lasted for two weeks and consisted of six stages which are: training and modeling, one-on-one ten- minute student teacher conference, writing the first draft, peer- editing, writing the second draft, and one-on-one interview with the students. Thus, the results of the study were triangulated and indicated that the students made more meaning changes (58%) than surface- level changes (41%), and that their writing quality of the second draft has improved. These findings reveal an improvement in students’ writing quality in an ESL context in favor of training in peer- editing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Peer-group tutoring of students en_US
dc.title The effectiveness of trained peer response on ESL students' writing quality and revision types. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200500266 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leila Harmoush
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 78 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Peer- editing en_US
dc.keywords Peer- response en_US
dc.keywords Revision types en_US
dc.keywords ESL writing en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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