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Table 3 Participants’ preferences of error correction types in English writing classes

From: EFL learners’ perceptions and preferences of written corrective feedback: a case study of university students from Mainland China

The most preferred error type for correction Response frequenciesa
1st-year students (N = 21) 2nd-year students (N = 23) 3rd-year students (N = 20) Total average
(a) Grammatical errors 7 3 6 16
(b) Vocabulary errors 1 2 3 6
(c) Spelling errors 0 0 0 0
(d) Organization errors 13 18 11 42
(e) Punctuation errors 0 0 0 0
  1. aPearson Chi-square test result: p = .378