To code or not to code

White, Caroline Maree and Shakoor, Mohamed (2016) To code or not to code. CLESOL 2016, Hamilton, New Zealand, 14 - 17 July 2016.


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To code or not to code English language teachers seem unsure about the effectiveness of the feedback they offer their students to help improve their writing. There is debate about whether to identify and correct errors, or use a prompt and encourage the learner to reflect, which may lead to increased learning and retention, but the research is inconclusive. In this presentation we report our findings from a study into the effectiveness of two different types of prompt for student self-correction in writing from English language learners with a range of language competency levels. First the process and reasoning will be explained. Secondly the results within each language level will be reported, both improvement rates within one process task and over the period of the study. Finally, a comparison of the error code effectiveness across the levels will be presented.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:error correction, writing,
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Languages
ID Code:4470
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Deposited On:30 Aug 2016 00:18
Last Modified:20 Dec 2018 00:17

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