Effects of peer- versus self-editing on students’ revision of language errors in revised drafts

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dc.contributor.author Mawlawi Diab, Nuwar
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-27T14:16:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-27T14:16:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2015-10-27
dc.identifier.issn 0346-251X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2360
dc.description.abstract Previous research on the effects of peer-editing in bringing about language development generally examined the linguistic performance of only a few students and did not focus on specific language errors nor used a control group. To counteract these limitations, this study used a pre-test/post-test comparison group quasi-experimental design to compare the effects of peer-editing to that of self-editing on students’ correction of specific language errors in revised drafts. The language errors under study are two rule-based errors (subject/verb agreement, pronoun agreement) and two non rule-based errors (wrong word choice, awkward sentence structure). Results revealed that compared to the comparison group, the experimental group significantly reduced their rule-based errors in revised drafts but not the non rule-based errors. Since both groups received teacher instruction in editing language errors, but only the experimental group engaged in peer-editing, these results may be attributed to peer-editing. The study contributes to teaching pedagogy by encouraging teachers to use peer-editing in the writing classroom and to focus on the correction of few language errors to bring about language development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Effects of peer- versus self-editing on students’ revision of language errors in revised drafts en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199629300 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal System en_US
dc.journal.volume 38 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 85-95 en_US
dc.keywords Rule-based errors en_US
dc.keywords Non rule-based errors en_US
dc.keywords Peer-editing en_US
dc.keywords Self-editing en_US
dc.keywords Peer feedback en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2009.12.008 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Diab, N. M. (2010). Effects of peer-versus self-editing on students’ revision of language errors in revised drafts. System, 38(1), 85-95. en_US
dc.author.email nuwar.diab@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0346251X09001468

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