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Shirin Abadikhah

Shirin Abadikhah

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Department of literature
Address: Department of English Language and Literature; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of Mazandaran; Shahid Beheshti Street 47415 P.O Box 416; Babolsar; Iran.
Phone: 01135302673

Research

Title
A Comparison of Teacher Feedback Versus Students' Joint Feedback on EFL Students' Composition
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Participants,Procedure , Comparison of Global Versus Local Comments,Comparison of Six Comment Categories
Year
2018
Journal IUP Journal of English Studies
DOI
Researchers Maryam Kazemi ، Shirin Abadikhah ، Mahmood Dehqan

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare teacher-written feedback with joint feedback of student reviewers after intra-feedback session. A group of twenty-one university students and an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher participated in the study. From the results, it was found that both teacher and students were concerned with surface-level errors during peer feedback and indicated less engagement with other aspects of the composition such as content and organization. Moreover, the analysis of the comments indicated that the most frequent feedback type provided by both teacher and students was “directive” and the least frequent one was “summary.” The findings of the study suggest that incorporation of intra-feedback practice into EFL writing instruction can help teachers change the individualized learning atmosphere by establishing an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Furthermore, joint feedback of reviewers provided during the process of intra-feedback is to some extent similar to the teacher’s feedback; therefore, it can be concluded that intra-feedback can serve as a complementary practice in writing courses.