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    Best method for correcting written work

    Whats the best method for correcting a students written work?

    Could you recommend any books/websites/videos/tutorials?

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    Re: Best method for correcting written work

    I like to keep things simple, that is deal with one mistake at a time. And also I don't correct my students' work; instead I point out to them where the mistake lies and have them correct it themselves (either individually or in pairs).

    This might help: Correcting Work - TEFL World Wiki

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    Re: Best method for correcting written work

    That's an interesting link, and I know many successful teachers who follow that advice.

    I found, however, that many of my learners wanted to have all their written mistakes corrected, or at least pointed out. If their attention was not drawn to their mistakes, they felt they were losing an opportunity to work on them. If the learners themselves want correction, then I feel strongly that we should provide it.

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