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ERIC Number: EJ1014781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Skill Building Writing Class Design: Reflections of Triangular Writing Process
Han, Eunhee
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 17 n2 p141-157 2013
This study presents how college freshmen students reflect on their writing skills using a triangular writing process. A triangular writing process consists of Clog as a freewriting format, personal journal log as an informal writing format, and writing assignments as a formal writing format. Participants were 47 undergraduate students who took "College Writing" course, a course required in liberal arts upon entering college. Followed by a nature of qualitative study, the study data was collected through open-ended questionnaire and narratives. Through thematic analysis, the study results revealed the three main themes emerged from a reflection of a triangular writing process: 1. expressing thoughts and ideas; 2. applying writing style, 3. enjoying self-directed writing. The study results suggested that student writers need to make a connection between informal and formal writing formats in order to exercise writing which can be continually circulated throughout the semester and help students to become fluent in writing as well as gaining competency. A suggestion for further research on an L2 writing class is presented as well as study limitations.
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Department of English, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan-city, Choongnam, Korea 330-707. Tel: +82-2-3290-1995; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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