e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18–19, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Self-correction’s Effects on EFL Writing on Web-Based Automatic Writing Evaluation Platform

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_18,
        author={Fei Lang and Xinfei Yan},
        title={Self-correction’s Effects on EFL Writing on Web-Based Automatic Writing Evaluation Platform},
        proceedings={e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18--19, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={English writing Self-correction Pigai.org Automated writing evaluation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_18}
    }
    
  • Fei Lang
    Xinfei Yan
    Year: 2019
    Self-correction’s Effects on EFL Writing on Web-Based Automatic Writing Evaluation Platform
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_18
Fei Lang1,*, Xinfei Yan1,*
  • 1: Harbin University of Science and Technology
*Contact email: langfei@hrbust.edu.cn, 260069083@qq.com

Abstract

Recently, automatic writing evaluation (AWE) platform has been widely used in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). It is popular in teaching of college EFL writing for its convenience and efficiency. “Pigai.org” is such an AWE platform with functions of automatic ranking, analyzing and giving advice on users’ English writing. This study aims to explore the influence of students’ writing behaviors based on “Pigai.org” on their writing scores. Firstly, a comparative analysis was conducted between times of submitting writing assignments for self-correction and the increases on scores. The analytical result show a positive correlation between times of self-correction and grade improvement. However, with submitting times increasing, phenomenon of language fossilization in self-correction appeared, which may result from metalinguistic awareness limitation. The result show that instant feedback and self-correction function on “Pigai.org” motivate the students to correct their compositions and improve their metalinguistic awareness.