Book Chapter

Collaborative Writing as Peer Feedback

Neomy Storch

Feedback in Second Language Writing Contexts and Issues | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2019


Collaborative writing is the co-authoring of a text by two or more writers. During the joint composing process, learners deliberate and provide each other with feedback about all aspects of the text: on the structure, content and language. In this chapter, I draw on a growing number of studies that have investigated collaborative writing to illustrate the distinguishing traits of peer feedback. In collaborative writing, the peer feedback is immediate, responding directly to a need that arises during the composing process. It is also highly motivated because the co-authors share responsibility for the joint text. This body of research has also shown that collaborative writing often involve..

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