Error correction research has focused mostly on whether teachers should correct errors in student writing and how they should go about it. Much less has been done to ascertain L2 writing teachers' perceptions and practices as well as students' beliefs and attitudes regarding error feedback. The present investigation seeks to explore students' and teachers' preferences in a specific sector of the EAP Australian context. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered using questionnaires. The findings of the study show a clear mismatch between teachers' and students' beliefs on error correction.
|Title of host publication||Teaching writing skills in EFL|
|Subtitle of host publication||theory, research and pedagogy|
|Editors||Christine Coombe, Adel Jendli, Peter Davidson|
|Place of Publication||Dubai|
|Publisher||TESOL Arabia Publications|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|