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Researching ELT: Classroom Methodology and Beyond

Dincay Köksal

This book is an outcome of the 9th ELT Research Conference organised by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. The papers in this volume illustrate some of the key research interests and priorities for English language teaching in Turkey and provide significant insights into a range of contemporary issues and practices in the field. The papers present research focusing on issues in the areas of technology, learners, teacher training and post-graduate education, which have been gathered together in four sections, each section containing articles covering several different aspects of the topic in question.

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The Effectiveness of Peer Editing in Motivating Learners to Write in English (İsmail Çakır & Buse Doğar Kayadelen)

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İsmail Çakır3 & Buse Doğar Kayadelen4

Erciyes University, Turkey

The Effectiveness of Peer Editing in Motivating Learners to Write in English

Abstract: This case study aimed to explore to what extent peer editing contributed to learners’ development in writing with regard to form and content of the target language, and to figure out the perceptions of parents about raising the motivation and self-confidence of learners. The data was obtained from the written assignments of fourteen participants, parent interview, and field notes. To analyze the data, descriptive techniques were used with the help of the SPSS 22.0 program. The results showed that peer editing has a positive impact on developing learners’ writing skills, motivation, self-confidence, autonomy and sense of responsibility.

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