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Table 9 Participants’ preferences on the timing of grammatical error correction

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

When do you want your teacher to provide feedback on your grammatical errors when you are writing your composition? Response frequenciesa
1st-year students (N = 21) 2nd-year students (N = 23) 3rd-year students (N = 20) Total average
(a) On the first draft 3 3 5 11
(b) On the second draft 6 9 5 20
(c) On all drafts 9 3 7 19
(d) On the final draft 2 8 3 13
  1. aThere was one empty response in the 1st-year group. Pearson Chi-square test result: p = .187