An Empirical Study on Fostering Students’ Thinking Abilities in English Writing Instruction (Published)
The lack of thinking abilities in English teaching in China has become a serious problem to be solved/urgently and the detriment of students’ writing proficiency. Therefore it is necessary and important to attach great importance to students’ thinking ability at the different stages of English writing teaching. English writing can most fully reflect the students’ master of the comprehensiveness and grammar structure of English, and also can effectively test the students’ thinking abilities. The study investigates the effective approaches for improving thinking ability in English writing instruction with positive critique. The finding revealed that the students’ Critical thinking, Logical thinking, Creative thinking, Writing proficiency in EC are improved with the help of teaching strategies of positive critique.
Keywords: English writing instruction, Positive critique, Students’ thinking ability