Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Research: Revision

Question: How do students revise when they receive feedback from a single expert, a single peer, or multiple peers?

Source: Cho, K., & MacArthur, C. (2010). Student revision with peer and expert reviewing. Learning &
Instruction, 20(4), 328–338.

Answer: “Analyzes the effects of different types of feedback (single expert versus single peer versus multiple peers) on 28 college students’ revision and writing quality. Students in the single-expert group made more revisions than those in the single-peer group. Students in the multiple-peer group received the most feedback and made the most complex revisions. Feedback that was nondirective resulted in the most complex revisions; making more complex revisions was associated with quality improvement.”

Comment: What is nondirective feedback? RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2010), Internet. Note: The editors of RTE said that so much research was available they did not want to burden the paper edition of the journal with it, so they relegated their annotated reports on research to the Internet.

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