the effect of computer-mediated corrective feedback on the students' writing

Sofian Hadiyanto


Corrective feedback (CF) is a practice which commonly happens in education field, where the learner elicits the comment from the teacher or their classmates. One of the most interesting feedbacks in this era to be applied in teaching English is “Computer-Mediated Corrective Feedback”. It is a comment, symbol, or information to the learners or students regarding a linguistic errors they make in students’ work by using computer (MS.Word). Using experimental design with t-test, this study is aimed to to investigate whether the students  who got computer-mediated corrective feedback in writing descriptive text have better  achievement than those who got  traditional feedback (handwriting feedback).. 58 of XI graders of Madrasah Aliyah Negeri 2 Pamekasan involved in this study. Writing descriptive text is distributed to the students to know the effect of CMC feedbcak. The data collected is computed by using SPSS V. 20. The result of the analysis shows that there was a different writing achievement between the students who got computer-mediated corrective feedback and traditional feedback (handwriting feedback). The students who got Computer-mediated corrective feedback have better achievement than those who got traditional feedback (handwriting feedback). It indicates that computer-mediated corrective feedback is more effective than handwriting feedback in writing descriptive text. It was proved from the t value computation which was higher than t-value in t-table. The result of t-value was 5.964 and t-value in t-table was 2.004. It means that the students who got computer-mediated corrective feedback have better achievement in writing descriptive text than those who got traditional feedback (handwriting feedback).


Keywords: Computer-mediated corrective feedback, traditional feedback writing performance, descriptive text.

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