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Nur-Ehsan, M. S., & Saadiyah, D. (2011). Workplace Writing in English: Insights from Malaysian Bank Managers. GEMA OnlineTM Journal of Language Studies, 11, 219-233.

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  • TITLE: ESL Students’ Perception of Teacher’s Written Feedback Practice in Malaysian Classrooms

    AUTHORS: Mohd Azim Saidon, Nur Ehsan Mohd Said, Tuan Mastura Tuan Soh, Hazrati Husnin

    KEYWORDS: Second Language (L2) Writing, Feedback, Secondary School, ESL Classrooms

    JOURNAL NAME: Creative Education, Vol.9 No.14, October 30, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Providing feedback on second language (L2) writing is an essential part of a writing teacher’s job. Even though each student may have different needs for and expectation of written feedback, they may not be given the chance to choose their preferred types of feedback as decisions are often made by the teachers. Motivated by this concern, this study aims to examine the current written feedback received by secondary school students in Malaysia and to reveal how they perceived the feedback. 90 students from three schools in the State of Johor were recruited as respondents and were surveyed using a self-completed questionnaire adapted from the literature. The study revealed interesting findings of erratic feedback frequency across teachers and the dominance of feedback on writing content rather than form. The participants were also found to be affected adversely emotionally despitetheir acknowledgment that the feedback led them to improve their writing. The study concludes by highlighting the need for a standard guideline from local education authorities to guarantee fair and equal treatment in the essay grading practice across the nation.