Yıl 2017, Cilt 7 , Sayı , Sayfalar 98 - 102 2017-08-04

EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK

Sultan BOZKURT [1] , Zeynep CAMLIBEL ACAR [2]


Written corrective feedback given by the teacher on students’ essays plays a significant role in the development of language and writing skills of second language (L2) learners. Whether explicit (direct) feedback or implicit (indirect) feedback should be given to students’ errors in essays, and which of these is more beneficial to learners has been a concern of L2 writing researchers for some time. However, the issue of learners’ preferences on the types of written corrective feedback has been overlooked. This paper aims to investigate Turkish speaking English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students’ ideas about explicit and implicit written corrective feedback. The authors attempt to answer the following questions:

 

1-       What are Turkish secondary school students’ attitudes towards writing in English as a foreign language?

2-       What are their preferences in relation to two different types of written corrective feedback (explicit and implicit)?

 

In order to shed light on the students’ opinions and preferences in terms of written corrective feedback, a study was conducted at a Turkish state secondary school in Istanbul. Seventy (70) seventh-grade female students, whose ages were around 12, participated in this study.  Half of the students received explicit feedback on their essays, while the other half received implicit feedback. Students’ opinions were collected via a questionnaire comprised of nine Likert-type items and one open-ended question during the fall semester of 2016-2017 academic year. The closed items were analyzed by conducting descriptive statistics, while qualitative data analysis was used for the answers to the open-ended item. Results reveal that students in both groups preferred one type of written corrective feedback more than the other type. Various factors that might play a role in this result as well as suggestions for EFL teachers will be discussed.

L2 writing, EFL learners, explicit feedback, implicit feedback
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Yazar: Sultan BOZKURT

Yazar: Zeynep CAMLIBEL ACAR

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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 4 Ağustos 2017

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { epess332662, journal = {The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2587-1730}, address = {}, publisher = {ISRES Organizasyon Turizm Eğitim Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.}, year = {2017}, volume = {7}, pages = {98 - 102}, doi = {}, title = {EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK}, key = {cite}, author = {BOZKURT, Sultan and CAMLIBEL ACAR, Zeynep} }
APA BOZKURT, S , CAMLIBEL ACAR, Z . (2017). EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences , 7 () , 98-102 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/30770/332662
MLA BOZKURT, S , CAMLIBEL ACAR, Z . "EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 7 (2017 ): 98-102 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/30770/332662>
Chicago BOZKURT, S , CAMLIBEL ACAR, Z . "EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 7 (2017 ): 98-102
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ISNAD BOZKURT, Sultan , CAMLIBEL ACAR, Zeynep . "EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 7 / (Ağustos 2017): 98-102 .
AMA BOZKURT S , CAMLIBEL ACAR Z . EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK. EPESS. 2017; 7: 98-102.
Vancouver BOZKURT S , CAMLIBEL ACAR Z . EFL STUDENTS’ REFLECTIONS ON EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences. 2017; 7: 102-98.