What is it about?
In a writing classroom, students often practice peer reviews on their writing. Although some benefits of peer feedback/review have been reported, students tend to regard peer feedback/review as of little use. This study investigated whether/how peer reviews have effects on writing skills development.
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Why is it important?
The findings show that peer review has the effect on writing skills development of EFL high school students and has a different role than teacher feedback. It can not only motivate students to write a better text, but actually contribute to their improvement of writing performance. Therefore, incorporating peer feedback/review into a high school classroom has a potential to improve students' writing skills as well as reduce teachers' heavy workload.
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This page is a summary of: Do Peer Reviews Help Improve Student Writing Abilities in an EFL High School Classroom?, TESOL Journal, August 2016, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/tesj.282.
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