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ERIC Number: EJ1171005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Using the Sociocognitive-Transformative Approach in Writing Classrooms: Effects on L2 Learners' Writing Performance
Barrot, Jessie S.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v34 n2 p187-201 2018
The current study used a scale-based approach and complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) analysis to comprehensively capture the effects of the sociocognitive-transformative approach on 2nd language (L2) learners' writing performance. The study involved 66 preuniversity intermediate L2 students from 4 different English classes. I randomly assigned 2 sections to the control group (N = 31) and the other 2 sections to the treatment group (N = 35). Findings from this pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design revealed that students who received the treatment significantly improved their writing performance and outperformed the students in the control group. In terms of CAF, findings showed that the treatment group improved their fluency and complexity but not their accuracy. The findings further revealed that the treatment group outperformed the control group in 2 of the 3 components of CAF. I discuss implications for L2 writing pedagogy and future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International English Language Testing System
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