Van Lanh Le, Thi Bao Dung Dang, Kha Nguyen


Writing essays is said to be an indispensable part of English writing, which partly contributes to the success of learning English and real-life as well. It is also a basic skill in writing. However, learners usually have problems during their learning process. Therefore, this research, titled "Some Common Problems in Writing Essays of English Majored Sophomores at a University in the Mekong Delta," was conducted to figure out common problems in writing essays by students majoring in English. The participants of this research were 85 English-majoring sophomores at Tay Do University. The two main research instruments for collecting the data were the questionnaire and the interview. The findings of the research would point out the students’ problems in linguistics, including grammar and vocabulary, writing styles, idea arrangement, background knowledge and other problems.


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