Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Teachers, Consultants, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies, Interviews, Tutoring, Online Courses, College Students, Coding, Statistical Significance, Comparative Analysis, Research Study
This case study examines the differences in comments offered by asynchronous online writing center consultants to L1 and L2 speakers and examines the potential disconnects in consultant perceptions of their practice. The researchers collected and coded sample papers and interviewed participants to contextualize data from the quantitative portion of the study. The researchers found that in addition to differences between comments to L1 and L2 writers in each category of comment, there was a significant difference in the number of comments offered. Participants accounted for some–but not all–of these differences, indicating some implications for training and assessment.
Source Type: Journal Article
Authors: Josh Weirick, Tracy Davis, Daniel Lawson
Year of Publication: 2017
Publication: Learning Assistance Review, Volume 22, Issue 2
Page Range: 9-38