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STUDENTS’ PREFERENCES FOR ERROR CORRECTION IN WRITING CLASSES: THE CASE OF GRADE 9 EFL LEARNERS OF AZEZO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Vol. 8, Jul-Dec 2019 | Page: 64-77

Mengistie Shiferaw Kebede
College of Social Science and Humanities Department of English Language and Literature University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Received: 18-06-2019, Accepted: 03-08-2019, Published Online: 13-08-2019


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Abstract

This research was dedicated to investigate students’ tendencies towards error correction in EFL classes of writing sessions through survey questionnaires. Hence, 50 EFL students of grade 9 at Azezo secondary school were selected using random sampling technique. The results revealed positive tendency for written error correction and showed a lot of mutual preferences among students. Students favored to get all their written errors marked and corrected by their teachers. Some students think that feedback provision is on the teachers’ responsibilities. Besides, this paper revealed different theories and teaching methodologies related to error correction, the types of errors and the techniques of error correction, such as teacher correction, peercorrection or self-correction. Finally, the paper tries to insight possible implications based on the conclusion drawn

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