You Can Lead a Horse to Water but You Can't Make Him Edit: Varied Effects of Feedback on Grammar across Upper-Division Business Students
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Employers have expressed dissatisfaction with business students' basic writing skills, so techniques for improving students' grammar skills should be critically examined. This study investigated the efficacy of using written feedback in a multidraft context as a method of decreasing grammar errors in subsequent submissions. Business students in a principles of marketing class were given the option to receive feedback on drafts. Written feedback on grammar issues was successful in reducing grammar error rates on final submissions only for highly motivated students with multiple drafts. A discussion of the faculty time commitment necessary to see improvement in students' grammar skills recommends reflection on this technique.
Wilosn, T., Provaznik, B., & Pigeon, N. (2018). You Can Lead a Horse to Water but You Can't Make Him Edit: Varied Effects of Feedback on Grammar across Upper-Division Business Students. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 19, 180-197.
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