Insights of ESL students’ peer review in writing class / Norasyikin Abdul Malik... [et al.]

Abdul Malik, Norasyikin and Mohd Nasir, Nur Fatima Wahida and Hasni, Nurul Ain and Kasmaruddin, Nurhidha Irawaty (2019) Insights of ESL students’ peer review in writing class / Norasyikin Abdul Malik... [et al.]. Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal, 3 (9). pp. 108-128. ISSN 2600-8564

Abstract

The practice of peer review as a method of evaluation is believed to be helpful in learning and is favoured especially by educators in higher education settings. Constraints resulting from examination oriented subjects and the large number of students in each class limit the educators’ ability to give
personal feedback to each student, forcing them to opt for peer review as an alternative for evaluation. Thus, this study aims to better learn the students’ views on the implementation of peer review in their writing class and also to recognise the strengths and weaknesses according to the perspectives raised by these students. Four interview questions were crafted to investigate the students’ views on peer review activity in writing class. Semi-structured interviews were carried out, recorded, transcribed and analysed. Textual data, audio recordings and interviews from 18 individuals from the third semester of diploma students revealed that peer review activity made them to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their essays. However, some of them viewed peer review as a platform to critic or being criticised, rather than as a learning tool. The findings also revealed that despite the positive feedback of peer review to their writings, they preferred the lecturer’s feedback more. A majority of these students suggested that lecturer’s feedback is still important other than having the peer review activity for the
class as a source of writing feedback.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Abdul Malik, Norasyikin
noras967@perak.uitm.edu.my
Mohd Nasir, Nur Fatima Wahida
nurfa269@perak.uitm.edu.my
Hasni, Nurul Ain
nurul719@perak.uitm.edu.my
Kasmaruddin, Nurhidha Irawaty
nurhi9087@perak.uitm.edu.my
Contributors:
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Chief Editor
Zainon, Assoc. Prof Dr. Saunah
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Raja Ahmad, Assoc. Prof Dr. Raja Adzrin
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Editor
Soo, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carolyn Kum Yoke
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Kadri, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Halim
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Mohd Ariff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan Safinas
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Ismail, Dr. Noriah
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Khairani, Dr. Noor Sufiawati
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Othman, Dr. Akmal Aini
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Ismail, Dr. Norashikin
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Ahmad, Dr. Syahrul Ahmar
UNSPECIFIED
Editor
Misman, Dr. Faridah Najuna
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational tests and measurements
P Language and Literature > PE English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > INSIGHT Journal (IJ)
ISSN: 2600-8564
Volume: 3
Number: 9
Page Range: pp. 108-128
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Keywords: University students; Attitude; Peer assessment; Peer review; Writing; Essay; Second language learners; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41615
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