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Peer response - a way of improving texts?
2004 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

When writing an essay, short story or article in a foreign language, we all make errors. One way of improving a text and removing errors is to use peer response; in other words to let students read and give response to other students’ written drafts. My aim in this paper was therefore to investigate and try to find out whether or not university students find peer response valuable when it comes to revising texts. To test this question I used a questionnaire given to university students in order to find out in what way students receive and make use of peer response when they are just starting to use the method. The results of this investigation show that the students chose to incorporate 81% of all the comments given to their texts when preparing their final versions. Of all the comments used and incorporated, two thirds were comments on spelling errors or word choice. The answers from the questionnaire also showed that students did not consult a grammar or dictionary to check if the comments they received were correct, before incorporating the peer suggestions to their texts. All the students in this investigation could imagine working with peer response in the future when writing longer essays, and they all believed this way of working was a useful tool when revising texts. The students’ reactions and the results from this investigation makes it clear that peer response is a method which the students find valuable and which can be used in order to improve texts. Nyckelord: Peer response, receive, incorporate, advantages, disadvantages

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. , 30 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53774Local ID: ENG C-17OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53774DiVA: diva2:1102334
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English
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