Written Corrective Feedback: Enhancing Writing Ability Through Direct Correction

Dayat Dayat

Abstract


To enhance writing ability, written corrective feedback (WCF) is one of pedagogy activity that is usually carried out in helping students in learning writing.  Thirty-six EFL students of first semester of English Study Program at IKIP-PGRI Pontianak participated in the study which explored the implementation of direct correction (DC) in enhancing basic writing. Besides the lecturer, the intervention of collaborator in giving direct correction was also applied during classroom instruction. The combination of quantitative and qualitative data was collected and analyzed by using critical and comparative analysis. Although first cycle indicated unsatisfied result, only 47% those who achieved the criterion, another cycle showed the expected writing improvement. It was 71% students attaining the criterion. This recent findings support previous research on the positive effects of WCF on DC with a beneficial advantage of error correction in writing instruction.


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WCF; direct correction; classroom instruction.

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