Inculcating Responsibility through Peer E-Editing
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
Dr. Haslina Hassan
Lecturer and Deputy Dean, Department of Arabic Language & Literature