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ERIC Number: EJ1150978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
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Source-Based Tasks in Writing Independent and Integrated Essays
Gholami, Javad; Alinasab, Mahsa
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n3 p127-142 Jul 2017
Integrated writing tasks have gained considerable attention in ESL and EFL writing assessment and are frequently needed and used in academic settings and daily life. However, they are very rarely practiced and promoted in writing classes. This paper explored the effects of source-based writing practice on EFL learners' composing abilities and investigated the probable differences between those tasks and independent writing ones in improving Iranian EFL learners' essay writing abilities. To this end, a quasi-experimental design was implemented to gauge EFL learners' writing improvements using a pretest-posttest layout. Twenty female learners taking a TOEFL iBT preparation course were randomly divided into an only-writing group with just independent writing instruction and essay practice, and a hybrid-writing-approach group receiving instruction and practice on independent writing plus source-based essay writing for ten sessions. Based on the findings, the participants with hybrid writing practice outperformed their counterparts in integrated essay tests. Their superior performance was not observed in the case of traditional independent writing tasks. The present study calls for incorporating more source-based writing tasks in writing courses.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: iji@ogu.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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