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ERIC Number: EJ1115153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Evaluation of Secondary School Students' Writing Fluency Skills
Atasoy, Arzu; Temizkan, Mehmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v16 n5 p1457-1484 Oct 2016
Developed to evaluate secondary school students' writing fluency skills, this study is descriptive in nature and uses a mixed method approach. During the research, the researcher attempted to identify students' abilities to write in terms of quantity and complexity, on the one hand, and also attempted to identify findings on accuracy, the organization of ideas, and the obstacles to fluent writing using qualitative data collection tools. The research population consisted of 379 secondary school students in the city center of Hatay, Turkey. Students were given 5 minutes to write, with most texts reaching between 91 and 125 syllabes. Students' texts scored 5 points, 19-36 points, and 3 points on the "Accuracy," "Syntactic Complexity," and "Organization of Ideas" dimensions, respectively. Students' lexical diversity was found to be 17.48% when taking polysemy into account, however, the lexical diversity ratios of the students are 20.9%. The lexical density percentage of students was found to be 86.01%.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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