The Korean Association for the Study of English Language and Linguistics
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Korea Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 20, No. 1, pp.335-362
ISSN: 1598-1398 (Print)
Print publication date 31 Mar 2020
Received 14 Aug 2020 Revised 21 Aug 2020 Accepted 31 Aug 2020

한국 대학생의 영작문 피드백 활동에 관한 인식: 자기검토 및 동료 피드백과 컴퓨터 피드백

Korean university students’ perceptions of feedback activities on English composition: Self-review, peer feedback, and computer feedback
Ju Young Min

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This paper aims to explore second language (L2) writing feedback, as a crucial part of L2 writing pedagogy, from an L2 learners perspective in depth. The present study investigated Korean university students’ perceptions of different feedback activities on their English composition. Twenty-five Korean university students enrolled in an English course performed three types of feedback activities: self-review, peer review, and using computer feedback from Grammarly, the online grammar checker. After a series of feedback activities on their first draft written in English, students revised their first draft and then participated in an online survey that asked students’ perceptions of each feedback activity and comparison between feedback activities. The survey results showed students’ specific perceptions including appreciation of and preference for each activity for its value and advantages along with difficulties and limitations. The research findings suggest pedagogical implications and further research on L2 English writing feedback activities for Korean university students.


L2 writing feedback, English composition, self-review, peer feedback, computer feedback, Grammarly, learner perception, Korean university student


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