Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 74-88
ESL Writing Students Attitudes towards Peer Feedback Activities
Abdullah M. A. Alhomaidan
Arrass College of Technology, Saudi Arabia.
This study explores the value of peer feedback in English as a second language (ESL) writing class from the perspective of forty intermediate level students studying in a technical Saudi Arabian college, who had been extensively exposed to this type of feedback. Several research hypotheses were formulated on the basis of a comprehensive literature review of scholarship on writing and peer feedback and then tested in this research context. The study uses quantitative data derived from anonymous, semi-structured questionnaires distributed to students. The results of this study show that the majority of respondents appear to hold an overwhelmingly positive attitude regarding the employment of peer feedback activities in their writing courses.
Keywords: Peer feedback, ESL, English, Writing, attitude, Saudi Arabia.