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Table 3 Coding sheet of the participants’ EFL writing portfolios

From: Online self-evaluation: the EFL writing skills in focus

No Topics No Types of mistakes No of the submitted assignments Exp. group Ctrl. group
1 Write sentences about a job 1 Subject 30 (17 exp.: 13 ctrl.) 0 0
2 Verb 0 2
3 Begins with a capital letter 3 1
4 Ends with a period 3 3
5 Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives 0 1
2 Write sentences about your classroom using there is/ are 1 Subject 15 (11 exp.:4 ctrl.) 1 0
2 Verb 0 0
3 Begins with a capital letter 0 0
4 Ends with a period 0 5
3 Write compound sentences about hobbies 1 Subject and verb 22 (16 exp.:6 ctrl.) 1 3
2 Connecting word 0 0
3 Comma before the connecting word 8 7
4 Ends with a period 6 11
4 Writing a friendly letter 1 Has a heading 14 (10 exp.:4 ctrl.) 0 1
2 Has a greeting 0 0
3 Has a body 0 0
4 Has a closing and signature 1 0
5 Has correct punctuation and capitalization 2 3
6 Has contractions 1 1
5 Writing a postcard 1 Has a date 11 (7 exp.:4 ctrl.) 0 1
2 Has a complete address 1 1
3 Has a closing and signature 1 0
4 Uses informal language 0 2
6 Writing a blog 1 Every sentence begins with a capital letter 10 (7 exp.:3 ctrl.) 0 1
2 Every sentence includes correct punctuation 0 0
3 Every sentence uses contractions where possible 2 1
4 Every sentence uses capital letters for names of people, days, months, cities, and states 1 3
7 Writing a journal 1 Has an address 10 (8 exp.:2 ctrl.) 0 0
2 Has a picture/ drawing 0 0
3 Has phrases 2 2
8 Writing a paragraph about a favorite topic 1 Has a topic with a clear main idea 3 (3 exp.: 0 ctrl.) 0
2 Has a supporting sentence about the main idea 0
3 Has a concluding sentence with words from the topic sentence 1
4 Has only compete sentences 0
5 Has correct paragraph format, punctuation, and capitalization 0
6 Has a correct title 0
Total 36   115 (79 exp.: 36 ctrl.) 34 49
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