The Effect of Written Corrective Feedback on the Accuracy of English Article Usage in L2 Writing

Maryam Shafiee Sarvestani, Kian Pishkar


The present study is a quantitative and experimental survey that measured the accuracy of using two functions of English article system, namely definite article “the” and indefinite articles “a” and “an” during eight weeks using pre-test and post-test. Sixty students including 20 in each group participated in the study to determine which kind of teacher written corrective feedback affects writing accuracy more. The control group did not receive WCF on specific grammar errors; the first experimental group received direct WCF; the second experimental received indirect WCF. The results of the study demonstrated that direct WCF affected students’ performance more.


written corrective feedback, accuracy, definite article, indefinite article, EFL learners

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