Self-assessment of Students’ Writing Skills

Anadol H. Ö.

in: Action Research in Language Teaching and Teacher Education , Müzeyyen Nazlı Güngör, Editor, Ankara: Blackswan - Kaşif Yayınevi, Ankara, pp.225-250, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Ankara: Blackswan - Kaşif Yayınevi
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-250
  • Editors: Müzeyyen Nazlı Güngör, Editor
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Self-assessment of students' writing skills is essential in language education since it allows

students to actively evaluate their own writing and pinpoint sub-skills that need development.

The main goal of this action research is to determine how students perceive the significance of

self- assessment of their writing skills. The data were collected through an interview given to 22

participants and analyzed quantitatively. The participants were asked to write a paragraph and

grade their own paragraphs. Later, they were asked to reflect on this self-evaluation process. The

major elements that participants discussed throughout the interview were highlighted by the

descriptive codes. Based on the analysis of the interview data, a number of themes on the

benefits of self- assessment in the improvement of students' writing abilities have come to light.

Reflective thinking, providing and receiving feedback, motivation, evaluating one's own

strengths and weaknesses, self-awareness, and focusing on particular areas are themes drawn

from the data.

Keywords: Self-assessment, writing skills