JoLIE 9:2/2016


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Robert Pritchard

Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Education (PWSZ), Wałbrzych, Poland






Teachers conscientiously correct errors in learner compositions, even though some methodologists caution that written comments may be unclear or discouraging. Until fairly recently, few studies have shown that written correction may help learners write new compositions more accurately. After summarizing and discussing some of this research, the author makes a few feedback technique suggestions, based on his own experience. He also describes the difficulties, and possible rewards, of researching how one’s learner-writers respond to feedback.


Key Words: Correction; Feedback; Second-Language Writing.





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How to cite this article: Pritchard, R. (2016). Some strategies for response to learner compositions. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 9(2), 141-151. DOI:



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