Impacts of Peer Response on the Cultivation of English Writing Ability

Wenting LIU, Xuemei SU, Min GUAN


There are some common problems existing in the cultivation of university students’ English writing ability, such as college students’ low writing ability, the strong dependence of English writing, the lack of communication between teachers and students, the shortage of English teachers, and the longtime of teachers’ essay scoring. The effective reforms must be adopted in order to change the present cultivation situation of university students’ English writing ability. Peer response has several advantages in improving the cultivation models of English writing ability and can produce important impacts on the cultivation of university students’ English writing ability. The study explores the impacts from the assessment of English writing, improving students’ cognitive development, cultivating students’ critical thinking and stimulating students’ writing activity.


Peer response; English writing; Formative assessment; Critical thinking

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