Month: July 2013

How to Mark Written Work Effectively – Involving the Learners

Peer Correction Learners proof read their classmates’ work and give feedback on language (if their own abilities are strong enough), structure and/or content. One problem here is that many students are not yet able to identify such errors on their own, although this method does provide practice in proof reading which may benefit their own … Continue reading How to Mark Written Work Effectively – Involving the Learners

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How to Mark Written Work Effectively – Preventing Future Errors

Most of the time when we mark pieces of written work by EFL learners, our aim is to provide feedback on their language usage which enables them to avoid repeating their errors in future writing. It is logical, then, that simply underlining and correcting errors, as is the most common marking method, may not be … Continue reading How to Mark Written Work Effectively – Preventing Future Errors