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Table 1 The list of controversial and non-controversial prompts used in this study

From: Turnitin peer feedback: controversial vs. non-controversial essays

Controversial PromptsNon-controversial Prompts
Schoolchildren should have the choice to study English or not.Learning English is important nowadays.
Cigarettes should be illegal in Saudi Arabia.Smoking is bad for health.
English should be taught by native speakers only.The Internet has become important in daily life.
Watching sports is a waste of time.Getting enough sleep is important for health.
University professors should give students more homework.Reading helps develop the mind.
Saudi women are better drivers than Saudi men.aIt is important to respect your parents.
  1. a This topic attracted considerable attention at the time of this study due to a royal decree lifting a decades-old ban on women driving