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ERIC Number: EJ1058905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
Writing Strategy Instruction: Its Impact on Writing in a Second Language for Academic Purposes
De Silva, Radhika
Language Teaching Research, v19 n3 p301-323 May 2015
Writing for academic purposes in a second/foreign language is a major challenge faced by many students at both secondary and tertiary levels. This suggests that displaying content knowledge and understanding of a subject through a second language is a very complex process. This article discusses the findings of a longitudinal intervention study that attempted to investigate the impact of writing strategy instruction on writing strategy use and writing performance of a group of undergraduate students following a course in English for Academic Purposes in Sri Lanka. The study used a pre-test post-test experimental research design and the data were collected using multiple methods. The results revealed that the students could be trained to use writing strategies effectively and their writing strategy use and writing performance increased significantly after strategy instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka