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By John Bitchener

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What may still language and writing lecturers do approximately giving scholars written corrective suggestions? This booklet surveys idea, examine, and perform at the vital and occasionally arguable factor of written corrective suggestions, sometimes called "error/grammar correction," and its influence on moment language acquisition and moment language writing improvement. supplying cutting-edge therapy of a subject that's highly Read more...

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Most often, these studies focused on writing that was done by L2 writers in composition classes where the focus of attention is specifically on writing. By comparison, other studies investigating the efficacy of written CF examined it more in SLA terms and were interested to see how effective written CF could be when learners wrote new texts. In language learning classrooms, attention is not only given to writing but also to the development of reading, speaking, and listening skills. It is believed that all four skill areas have a role to play in L2 development.

20). This task was especially formidable because classes could include several hundred students, writing short, daily themes; by one estimate, a leading Harvard professor of that era read nearly 20,000 themes2 in an academic year (Connors, 1997; Santa, 2006). Not surprisingly, nineteenth-century researchers reported that retention of English composition instructors was a problem (Connors, 1997). 30 Theory and History of Error Treatment In their respective histories, Connors (1997) and Santa (2006) discussed the growing awareness in the first half of the twentieth century among composition theorists that perhaps such a single-minded fixation on error was not only unhealthy for all concerned but unrealistic, given shifting standards of correctness over time and in different regions.

Anson, 2000, p. 5) Error in Composition Studies 29 1111 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8111 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 35 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3111 As the above quotation suggests, there remains conflict and confusion among L1 writing scholars, and especially composition instructors, about the role and treatment of error in student writing. However, according to Connors (2003) and Santa (2006), for the first century of college-level composition, there was relatively little controversy around this question.

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