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11:20 Sat

Written Feedback on English SV Agreement Errors #566

This study showed that written feedback was effective for the narrowly defined subject-verb agreement errors involving copula be or lexical verbs. On the other hand, written feedback was ineffective for the broadly defined subject-verb agreement errors involving both copula be and lexical verbs. The present study suggests that written feedback should be effective when subject-verb agreement errors are narrowly defined. Implications for the present study for the written corrective feedback research community are discussed.

This study showed that written feedback was effective for the narrowly defined subject-verb agreement errors involving copula be or lexical verbs. On the other hand, written feedback was ineffective for the broadly defined subject-verb agreement errors involving both copula be and lexical verbs. The present study suggests that written feedback should be effective when subject-verb agreement errors are narrowly defined. Implications for the present study for the written corrective feedback research community are discussed.

12:50 Sat

Effects of Collaborative Dialogues and Think-Aloud #587

This study aimed to investigate the effects of collaborative dialogues and think-aloud protocols on EFL learners’ L2 writing performance. It also addressed the roles of lexical collocation in relation to L2 writing. The results showed that the effects of collaborative dialogues was significantly better than that of the think-aloud protocols on students’ L2 writing achievement This study discovered that arousing students’ use of lexical collocations could contribute to their L2 writing ability.

This study aimed to investigate the effects of collaborative dialogues and think-aloud protocols on EFL learners’ L2 writing performance. It also addressed the roles of lexical collocation in relation to L2 writing. The results showed that the effects of collaborative dialogues was significantly better than that of the think-aloud protocols on students’ L2 writing achievement This study discovered that arousing students’ use of lexical collocations could contribute to their L2 writing ability.

10:05 Sun

Effective Incorporation of Facilitative Feedback #459

This presentation draws on literature review findings and aims to provide guidance regarding the successful implementation of written facilitative feedback into the writing process. However, because the review also shed light on some of the inherent weaknesses of facilitative feedback, this presentation will also provide avoidance strategies for the method’s most obvious shortcomings. Hopefully, this balance will let everyone walk away with at least one new idea about their writing feedback moving forward.

This presentation draws on literature review findings and aims to provide guidance regarding the successful implementation of written facilitative feedback into the writing process. However, because the review also shed light on some of the inherent weaknesses of facilitative feedback, this presentation will also provide avoidance strategies for the method’s most obvious shortcomings. Hopefully, this balance will let everyone walk away with at least one new idea about their writing feedback moving forward.

18:30 Sun

Developing Community Through Writing Peer Review #665

This study investigated how students develop their learning community in a Japanese university EFL writing classroom. Four students among 16 students were selected based on the results of the pre-questionnaire. They had different perceptions about peer review. In the end, all of the students showed their positive perceptions toward peer review to greater or lesser degrees. The post-questionnaire and interviews revealed that their satisfaction with their community contributed to the positive perceptions.

This study investigated how students develop their learning community in a Japanese university EFL writing classroom. Four students among 16 students were selected based on the results of the pre-questionnaire. They had different perceptions about peer review. In the end, all of the students showed their positive perceptions toward peer review to greater or lesser degrees. The post-questionnaire and interviews revealed that their satisfaction with their community contributed to the positive perceptions.

09:30 Mon

Using Creative Writing as a Language Learning Tool #374

This hands-on session focuses on the cognitive and emotional value of using creative writing genres and techniques as practical, logical, and natural tools to strengthen our English language learners’ academic writing skills. Participants will engage in dynamic creative writing activities that will develop and enhance their English language learners’ comfort, control, and confidence in academic writing. In addition, these techniques will also strengthen the teachers’ own teaching methods in a refreshing and effective way.

This hands-on session focuses on the cognitive and emotional value of using creative writing genres and techniques as practical, logical, and natural tools to strengthen our English language learners’ academic writing skills. Participants will engage in dynamic creative writing activities that will develop and enhance their English language learners’ comfort, control, and confidence in academic writing. In addition, these techniques will also strengthen the teachers’ own teaching methods in a refreshing and effective way.

10:45 Mon

Writing Skills Development: Does Peer Review Help? #688

Despite research finding benefits to peer reviewing, few studies have examined its effect on student writing abilities. This study investigates whether/how peer reviewing would influence writing skills development in an EFL high school classroom. The results of pre-, post-, and delayed posttests, and analysis of audio-recorded peer review interactions. Students’ revisions revealed that peer reviewing contributed to the improvement of students’ writing abilities.

Despite research finding benefits to peer reviewing, few studies have examined its effect on student writing abilities. This study investigates whether/how peer reviewing would influence writing skills development in an EFL high school classroom. The results of pre-, post-, and delayed posttests, and analysis of audio-recorded peer review interactions. Students’ revisions revealed that peer reviewing contributed to the improvement of students’ writing abilities.

11:20 Mon

In Defense of Contrastive Rhetoric #567

In this presentation, I discuss the importance of viewing contrastive rhetoric (CR) as an approach concerned with communication rather than affixing it to the more complex notions of culture and identity, as has been frequently done in the literature. What I do to accomplish this is conceptualize CR within the theoretical framework of common round theory, which I argue is not only the most practical approach to CR but the best way to ensure its full effectiveness.

In this presentation, I discuss the importance of viewing contrastive rhetoric (CR) as an approach concerned with communication rather than affixing it to the more complex notions of culture and identity, as has been frequently done in the literature. What I do to accomplish this is conceptualize CR within the theoretical framework of common round theory, which I argue is not only the most practical approach to CR but the best way to ensure its full effectiveness.