CAN WE HELP OUR STUDENTS WRITE BETTER?

Ali Isik

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The paper investigates the effect of a writing program on EFL students’ writing skill. 353 Turkish EFL students and 23 English teachers participated in the study. The students received two hours of writing instruction per week for 18 weeks. Then they were administered the PET. The student performance on the writing component of the test was evaluated using the CEFR rubric. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that the students improved their scores only on the organization component. No significant difference was observed on content, grammar, vocabulary, and effort-creativity components.

 

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writing, EFL, writing program, EFL students

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