The Effect of Mobile Phone Applications on Improving EFL Learners' Self-editing
Baleigh Qassem Al-Wasy, Hassan Saleh Mahdi

Due to the importance of self-editing, a lot of researches tackled with the nature, the techniques, and the observable role of self-editing in creating good writers. However, very few researches were concerned with CALL and self-editing; no research could be found about using MALL in self-editing. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mobile phones on EFL learners’ self-editing. The Self-editing application (White Smoke) was used for the purpose of the study. The participants of the study were 18 students in the 2nd level of English Department, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia. The participants were randomly selected to participate in the study. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, a quasiexperimental study was designed, with pre-and-post test for the research subjects. The results of the study revealed statistically significant differences in self-editing in the two areas of grammar and punctuation but no statistically significant differences were revealed in the two areas of spelling and capitalization.

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