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ERIC Number: EJ1180515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
The Relationship between Use of Writing Strategies and English Proficiency in Singapore Primary Schools
Bai, Rui; Hu, Guangwei; Gu, Peter Yongqi
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v23 n3 p355-365 Sep 2014
This article reports on a questionnaire-based investigation of writing strategies used by Singapore primary school pupils. A sample of 1,618 pupils from two local primary schools participated in the study. A number of one-way ANOVA analyses were run to measure the relationship between the participants' use of writing strategies and their English language proficiency. The findings show that Singapore upper primary school pupils used a wide range of writing strategies at a medium frequency. Planning, text-generating, revising, monitoring and evaluating, and resourcing strategies were found to be significantly correlated with the participants' English language results. However, local variations were also detected. Methodological limitations and recommendations for future research are then discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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