Graphic organiser as a strategic tool for enhancing summary writing / Shameem Rafik-Galea and Jasvir Kaur Amar Singh

Rafik-Galea, Shameem and Amar Singh, Jasvir Kaur (2008) Graphic organiser as a strategic tool for enhancing summary writing / Shameem Rafik-Galea and Jasvir Kaur Amar Singh. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 47-60. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

Summary writing can be used to bridge success in both the English language and content area reading and writing classroom. The ability to summarise a lengthy text or article into its essential ideas is a mark of a proficient reader and writer, thus, making it a critical study skill. Research has shown that summary writing helps improve students’ comprehension. Hence, it is considered an effective learning strategy because students must make decisions about the relative importance of elements in a text in order to summarise it and they also need to comprehend a text at a higher level than when they are simply reading it. Students would be able to increase their comprehension of a text if they are well trained in summary writing skills. Summary writing is an essential aspect of the Malaysian upper secondary school curriculum. However, the writers’ observations reveal that students are not given adequate practice in summary writing although it is a critical skill. Furthermore, the textbooks in use do not provide appropriate techniques for practice in summary writing. Hence, this paper describes an action research that explores the application of graphic organisers along side other strategies in the teaching of summary writing.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Rafik-Galea, ShameemUNSPECIFIED
Amar Singh, Jasvir KaurUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Computers in education. Information technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. IIlustration > Study and teaching > Studies and patterns for purposes of instruction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 47-60
Item ID: 29837
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphic Organiser, Reading Comprehension, Summary Writing
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29837

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