An ınvestigation of a complementary feedback model for l2 writing: peer and teacher feedback versus teacher feedback

Tokdemir Demirel, Elif
This study aimed at developing a complementary peer-teacher feedback model, in which students and teachers share the responsibility of providing feedback in a systematic way and testing its effectiveness. The effectiveness of the developed feedback model on improving students’ writing ability was tested in the context of a multiple draft writing course which followed a process approach with 57 preparatory class students at Karadeniz Technical University, Department of English Language and Literature for a period of 15 weeks (a semester). The study was designed as an experimental study in which the experimental group students were provided feedback through a complementary peer-teacher feedback model and the control group students were provided feedback through full teacher feedback. The two groups were compared in terms of their revisions, their essay scores and their attitudes towards feedback and writing. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected through revision coding, a pretest and posttest on writing ability, two questionnaires and student reflections. The results revealed that although the traditional full teacher feedback model created more revisions on the whole, the two models did not create a difference in terms of revision quality or writing improvement between the two groups. On the other hand, the complementary peer-feedback model was found more successful in creating positive attitudes towards peer feedback and self-correction but no differences were observed in students’ perceptions of the difficulty of writing skill. Some recommendations are made for the design and implementation of feedback activities in writing classes.


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Citation Formats
E. Tokdemir Demirel, “An ınvestigation of a complementary feedback model for l2 writing: peer and teacher feedback versus teacher feedback,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2009.