Effect of Teachers’ Written Corrective Feedback on Saudi EFL University Students’ Writing Achievements

Sultan H. Alharbi

Abstract


The current study aims to examine the effect of teachers’ written corrective feedback (CF) on male Saudi EFL university students’ writing achievements. It also attempts to explore how these Saudi EFL students perceive their teachers’ CF. The sample of the current study comprised of 50 student participants chosen at random from the Department of English Language and Translation (DELT) in the College of Languages and Translation (COLT) at King Saud University (KSU). The students were distributed into two groups: experimental group (n=25) and control group (n=25). Data were gathered over a 10-week period through a pre-/posttest design for comparable groups. The results indicated that the students in the experiment group achieved better than the students in the control group on the measure, indicating that teachers’ written CF had a significant positive effect on participants’ writing achievements. The results also indicated that the participants revealed a positive attitude toward teachers’ written CF. The study concludes with the limitations and implications of the findings as well as recommendations for future research.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v8i5.9996

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