Grammar Correction in ESL Writing Classrooms

Introduction

In this paper, the case for and against the use of an error correction code to indicate ESL learners’ errors in writing will be discussed. Then, an action research project scaffolding students into self-editing and self-evaluation via group and peer-reviewing will describe an alternative to indicating students’ written errors using an error correction code when providing feedback. Finally, two groups of students’ writing will be compared on a pre-action research writing task and a post-action research writing task.

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