Inculcating Responsibility through Peer E-Editing

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Peer editing enables students and their colleagues to collaborate and edit each other’s work. In L2 classroom, the exercise offers distinct advantages that relate not only to language learning but encouraging students to be more responsible for their writing. A number of studies have been conducted on the advantages, effectiveness and importance of peer editing in L2 classroom, however little attention was given to the hidden values of the exercise. This study reports the positive impact of e-editing works on students of Arabic L2 class as far as grammar is concerned. Both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained and triangulated. The findings showed that the students were more responsible with their own writing and the quality was improved on subsequent written tasks assigned as a result of their engagement in the peer e-editing exercise several times.

Keywords: Peer E-Editing, Writing, Grammar
Stream: Language, Linguistics
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Inculcating Self Correction in Writing Through Peer e-Editing,

Dr. Haslina Hassan

Lecturer and Deputy Dean, Department of Arabic Language & Literature
Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences
Admissions and Records Division, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

Received B.A and M.A in Arabic Language & Literature from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Ph.D in Arabic Language & Literature from Jordan University, Jordan. Specializes in Discourse Analysis and Contrastive Study. Conducts researches on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Educational Technology. Latest publications are "Essential Skills in CALL Class: Enhancing Searching and Language Skills" (2008) and Challenges faced by teachers at the Islamic Studies and Arabic Departments of IIUM (in Arabic)(2007).

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