Evaluating Students’ Reactions and Responses to Teachers’ Written Feedbacks

| January 21, 2014

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Title

Evaluating Students’ Reactions and Responses to Teachers’ Written Feedbacks

Author

Ma. Melvyn P. Alamis 

University of Santo Tomas, Manila, 

Philippines

Abstract 

This paper is a replication of Canilao’s (2004) study which discusses the reactions and responses that students have with regard to teacher written feedback. This study used the descriptive and analytical methods in gathering data. The instruments which have been utilized in the inquiry are survey questionnaire and student composition. The results of a survey given to a group of students at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas show that the students generally believe that teacher comments help them enhance their writing skills. It also reveals that praise comments encourage students to improve their written work. Students read teacher comments to know their strong and weak points. Furthermore, students prefer feedback in the area of content in the form of advice or suggestion. This paper also reveals significant insights on Filipino ESL learners who are learning to write.

Key words: English as a Second Language (ESL), Multiple Interactive Processes, academic training, rhetorical pattern, teacher written feedback

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Category: 2010