Online peer editing: effects of comments and edits on academic writing skills

Han Zhang, Galina Shulgina, Mik Fanguy, Jamie Costley

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Although the effects of online peer editing have been studied from a number of perspectives, it remains unclear how giving and receiving comments and edits affect student academic writing performance. The current study examined the influence of these aspects of peer editing on student academic writing performance in higher education during online peer editing. Participants were 76 students engaged in peer editing of one another's work in a graduate scientific writing course at a Korean university. The relationships between the giving and receiving of comments and edits, and student performance on their writing tasks were analyzed. Results showed that there is a positive correlation between the number of comments received and the student's writing score, whereas receiving edits had the opposite effect and was associated with lower student performance. Furthermore, no relationship was found between giving comments or edits and writing performance. These results add to the field's understanding of how specific elements of peer editing can impact students' performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere09822
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic writing
  • Comments
  • Edits
  • Online collaborative learning
  • Peer feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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