DIFFICULTIES IN STUDYING WRITING OF ENGLISH-MAJORED SOPHOMORES AT A UNIVERSITY IN VIETNAM

Wa Thai Nhu Phuong

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Writing plays an important role in studying a foreign language, especially English. However, students have faced a lot of difficulties in learning English writing. This study aimed to find out and analyze the students’ difficulties in learning English writing skills. The participants of this research were fifty students who were English majored sophomores at Tay Do University. The instruments used in the present study were two questionnaires and an interview. The results showed that the students had seven difficulties in learning English writing such as difficulties with vocabulary, problems with grammar, problems with prior knowledge, troubles with organizing ideas, problems with allotted time, difficulties with teacher and difficulties with mother tongue. Among these difficulties, “allotted time” caused the most difficulty to the students. Generally, the results of this thesis stated that all of participants had difficulties in learning English writing, especially problem with allotted time.

 

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difficulties in writing, writing skill, learning English writing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v8i10.3962

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