Writing strategies used by Malaysian ESL undergraduates / Lee Lai Fong … [et al.]

Lee, Lai Fong and Teoh, Sian Hoon and Narayanan, Geethanjali and Kaur Sidhu, Gurnam and Chan, Yuen Fook (2015) Writing strategies used by Malaysian ESL undergraduates / Lee Lai Fong … [et al.]. Social and Management Research Journal, 12 (2). pp. 16-30. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

Writing strategies are deemed important to enable learners to write well in academic contexts in higher education. This study examined the writing strategies of English as Second Language (ESL) undergraduates in higher education to look into the type of writing strategies they use. The five categories of writing strategies focused on were rhetorical strategies, metacognitive strategies, cognitive strategies, communicative strategies, and social/affective strategies. The sample of this study comprised 40 students from the social science disciplines in a local public university. The instrument used to collect data was questionnaire. The results showed that the students used all five categories of writing strategies. However, metacognitive strategies, cognitive strategies as well as social/affective strategies were used slightly more compared to communicative strategies and rhetorical strategies. This study has implications for ESL student writers and instructors on writing strategies that can be used to facilitate academic writing

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Lee, Lai FongUNSPECIFIED
Teoh, Sian HoonUNSPECIFIED
Narayanan, GeethanjaliUNSPECIFIED
Kaur Sidhu, GurnamUNSPECIFIED
Chan, Yuen FookUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Philosophy, origin, etc. of language > Language acquisition > Interlanguage
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education > Malaysia
Divisions: Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 16-30
Item ID: 16039
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing strategies, undergraduates, writing.
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 09:10
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16039

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