Peer Editing, A Good Idea?

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Peer Editing, A Good Idea?. Zainab Al Balushy Sultan Qaboos University. What is peer editing?. The process through which students respond to and offer feedback on their peers' writing, The peer editor does not correct the paper's mistakes, highlights positives and negatives, - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Peer Editing,A Good Idea?Zainab Al BalushySultan Qaboos University

  • What is peer editing?

    The process through which students respond to and offer feedback on their peers' writing, The peer editor does not correct the paper's mistakes, highlights positives and negatives,The peer editor assists the writer fix their own mistakes , It is easier to notice another person's mistakesIt does not replace or underestimate the teachers evaluation

  • Areas of suggestion

    Title Thesis statementTransitions Punctuation Use of statistics, anecdotes, facts, or examplesWord choiceConnectorsSingulars/plurals

  • Areas of suggestion

    UnityMain ideasverb-agreementTopic sentencesSupporting Details Sentence Structure Paragraphing spelling mistakesArticles Attractive conclusion

  • Correction Symbols Cap = Capitalization WF = wrong Form P = Punctuation SP = Spelling VT = verb Tense WW = Wrong Word Agr = Agreement PL= Plurals / = Not necessary ^ = Add a word ? = Unclear * = Other problem or concern

  • Peer Editing Steps

    Arrange the peers.Students swap over papersUse the feedback sheets you providedPut their own names on the papers Give them time to read through the essays

  • Peer Editing Steps

    6) Students get their papers.7) They correct their mistakes. 8) Check with the editor for clarification.9) Negotiate their mistakes with the editor 10) Use dictionaries and class notes

  • Research Instrument

    Students questionnaire100

    Teachers questionnaire30

  • Findings Teachers1) Do you use peer editing with your students?a) Yes 25b) Why?It gives students a chance to practice their skills, discuss problems in context and check grammar.It shows them what other students are doing.Good for weak students if paired with strong ones

  • Findings It helps students be more cautious of what they learn.It fosters autonomous learningIt helps establish good rapport among studentsIt raises awareness of students own workTeam work cooperationThey share ideasIt gives them the chance to proofread

  • Findings By looking at other students errors, they realize that their own work also needs attentionIt helps them to notice ambiguityIt allows for painless spelling checkDifferences in students opinions may lead to better learningStudents feel happy doing itIt is a requirement in the program

  • Findings It encourages students to work in pairsIt helps them to focus on target language items.It creates a relaxed learning environmentIt raises students awareness as readersIt re-assesses and re-formulates students workStudents give each other tips on how to improve their writing.It develops critical thinking skills

  • Findings They find it interesting It is exciting for studentsStudents learn from others mistakesIt can save class timeIt encourages students ability to spot errorsIt is easier to find others mistakesIt provides students a sense of audience It helps them be more focused

  • Findings c) No 15d) Why not?Most students are not able to do it wellIt is mainly the teachers responsibilityMany students make wrong correctionsIt could sometimes be too boring, too slowIt requires too much teacher modeling

  • Findings

    It is the blind leading the blind.It wastes timeIt wasnt very successful when I tried it.Only a minority of students seamed to tale to itIf students level is very low, they wouldnt be able to do it.

  • Findings

    2) Do you count on students editing?a) Yes 10b) Why?At times, students can see and explain things in a better way than the teacherThe teacher will not always be thereIt helps teachers identify students problems

  • Findings

    It shows the teachers if the students are serious and accountableIt tells the teacher how much the student editor knowsThere is always background knowledge that the other students may lackIt helps teachers prepare for future language/grammar points

  • Findings

    c) No 20d) Why not?We do not have enough time to do itThe students are not perfect in EnglishIt is unreliableStudents are happier with a teacher-fronted class

  • Findings 3) What do you think students learn from each others' peer editing?How to plan a writing pieceVarious structure typesNew vocabularyCorrect spellingNew ideasIt helps them not to do the same mistakes themselves

  • Findings They get an idea of the common errorsExposure to organization skillsThey share their general knowledgeSome students accept their peers ideas for changeIt shows them how easy it is to make errorsIt tells them that they must think before they writeThey learn that translations from Arabic do not work all the time

  • Findings They rehearse what they already learntIt shows them the effects of cooperationThey get to know the good students in classIt allows for competition between studentsThey pay attention to their contentThey hear themselves on paperThey review the classroom discussion and the textbook togetherIt is reflective/reflexive

  • Findings

    4) How often do you apply peer editing?a) Once per semester 5b) Once per assignment 20c) Never 5

  • Findings

    5) Do you give students the freedom to choose their editing peers?a) Yes 12b) Why?They need to feel comfortable with whom they workIt is easier if they pair up with their neighbor

  • Findings

    They feel less embarrassed if their mistakes are spotted by their friendsThey are more likely to provide honest feedbackIt allows for more flexibilityMore peer-communication involved

  • Findings c) No 18d) Why not?Gender separation hurts grouping strong students with weak onesThey need to look at a variety of stylesWeak students may not find any mistakes on strong students papersStudents may choose an editor of the same level

  • Findings Students 1) Do you like to peer edit?a) Yes 85b) Why?It helps me recognize my mistakesI avoid those mistakes the next timeTo share ideas with my partnerI can not notice my own mistakes

  • Findings

    Students feel confident when they check each others mistakesStudents can see their level in writing and how much they know in grammarIt makes us feel like we are teachersIt prepares us for higher levelsIt provides chances for communication with peersWe get an experience in editing

  • Findings I remember my mistakesI get help to fix my mistakesWe get more ideas about the topicWe encounter various thinking waysWe become more sociableWe learn new informationI like it when someone tells me my mistakesIt builds strong relationships

  • Findings It allows us to correct our mistakes before the teacher sees themIt helps me improve my writing, reading, vocabulary, grammar and spellingWe get to know the differences between each otherIt makes me try to improve It creates competition between usWe exchange information

  • Findings We learn the things we should focus onWe know others mistakesIt helps us to edit our writing in examsIt helps us to get good marksIt helps the writers know their weaknessesIt feels good to help othersWe get to know the formal criteria for writingIt helps me submit a better essay to my teacher

  • Findings

    It helps us to think about sentence structuresI will learn how to find my own mistakesWe are the same age, we feel comfortableI trust that my friend will find my mistakes and help me correct themWe learn new information

  • Findings c) No 15d) Why not?I dont like other students to know my mistakesThe correction could be wrongThe teacher will not know my exact level in writing and hence will not help meStudents sometimes have the same mistakesIt is better done by the teacherWe are all in the same level

  • Findings It sometimes makes me confusedIt takes a long timeThey sometimes mark new words as mistakes just because they are new to themIt makes you feel boardStudents have the same mind, so they can not notice mistakesSome students feel shy and embarassed It is a hard work

  • Findings My partner does not have a lot of experienceI dont trust other studentsI sometimes know more than my partner, so I do not benefitI do not want people to copy my way of writingSometimes the editor makes you change an idea that you likeThey do not find all my mistakes

  • Findings 2) Do you trust the editor?a) Yes 80b) Why?I know that he can help meWe like each otherI know that his level is higher than mineThey are responsible to find the mistakes so they will do their best

  • Findings

    I choose my editor, so I know his skillsHe is my friendBecause he will also benefitHe will find my mistakes to challenge meI know he will be honest

  • Findings c) No 20d) Why not?They make a lot of mistakesThey do not know how to check my workI know that my writing is correctSometimes they will pretend mistakesThey are students like usSometimes editors do not want someone to be better than they are

  • Findings They can make mistakes in my writing if they are at a lower level than mineMaybe he does not like meThey have a different way of thinkingThey do not understand what I meanThey are students not teachersThey do not care about my writingThey feel reluctant to tell me my mistakesThey think I will not like them any more

  • Findings 3) What do you learn from peer editing?Different kinds of mistakesNew vocabulary itemsSome grammar rulesCorrect way of writingBe careful not to make a lot of mistakesOur spelling weak pointsWorking with others

  • Findings

    How to find our mistakesThe correct spellingThe correct grammar rulesShort forms of some words and phrasesDealing with mistakes How to write without mistakesRespecting others opinions

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