Tag Archives: : Writing ability

Effect Of Flipped Classroom Model on Indonesian EFL Students’ Writing Ability Across and Individual Differences in Learning (Published)

There have been a lot of problems in EFL writing classes. The problems include limited teaching time, absence of assistance for students’ learning at home, and individual differences in learning. To cope with these problems, the present study investigates the effect in the use of flipped classroom model on the writing ability of EFL students across their individual differences in learning. It involved 62 students at an Indonesian secondary school level who were distributed into two intact groups: experimental and control. Pre-test and posttest were administered to collect quantitative data, and the students’ writing was observed to verify the results of the quantitative data. The results showed that there is a significant difference on the students’ post-test score (t-count = 10.893 , p-value= 0.000) between the experimental and control groups. The flipped classroom method also appeared to result in significantly different among the interaction groups on the students’ post-test score.

Keywords: : Writing ability, Flipped Classroom Model, Individual Difference in Learning

The Effect of Using Graphic Organizers on Writing (A Case Study of Preparatory College Students at Umm-Al-Qura University) (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of graphic organizers on students’ writing ability as well as their attitudes towards this essential language skill. The sample of this study was composed of 24 Saudi male subjects registered in the preparatory program at Umm Alqura University during the academic year 2012- 2013. This study (a within subject design) was conducted in three phases and lasted for six weeks. Two main sources were used to generate data for the study: (1) samples of students’ writing before and after the graphic organizers intervention (2) a writing attitude survey which was administered twice before and after intervention. The writing scores of the participants before and after the graphic organizers’ intervention were compared and analyzed quantitative using the test of significance to see if there were any differences between means of the scores. The data generated through the writing attitude survey was analyzed qualitatively to detect any changes in students’ attitudes. The results of this study proved that the graphic organizers model had significantly improved the students’ writing ability and had positively impacted their attitudes towards this skill. These results suggest that graphic organizers can be an effective support in teaching writing   of learners of English as a foreign language.

Keywords: : Writing ability, attitudes towards writing, cause/effect organizers, compare/contrast organizers, graphic organizers

THE EFFECT OF USING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS ON WRITING (A CASE STUDY OF PREPARATORY COLLEGE STUDENTS AT UMM-AL-QURA UNIVERSITY ) (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of graphic organizers on students’ writing ability as well as their attitudes towards this essential language skill. The sample of this study was composed of 24 Saudi male subjects registered in the preparatory program at Umm Alqura University during the academic year 2012- 2013. This study (a within subject design) was conducted in three phases and lasted for six weeks. Two main sources were used to generate data for the study: (1) samples of students’ writing before and after the graphic organizers intervention (2) a writing attitude survey which was administered twice before and after intervention. The writing scores of the participants before and after the graphic organizers’ intervention were compared and analyzed quantitative using the test of significance to see if there were any differences between means of the scores. The data generated through the writing attitude survey was analyzed qualitatively to detect any changes in students’ attitudes. The results of this study proved that the graphic organizers model had significantly improved the students’ writing ability and had positively impacted their attitudes towards this skill. These results suggest that graphic organizers can be an effective support in teaching writing of learners of English as a foreign language.

Keywords: : Writing ability, attitudes towards writing, cause/effect organizers, compare/contrast organizers, graphic organizers

THE EFFECT OF USING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS ON WRITING (A CASE STUDY OF PREPARATORY COLLEGE STUDENTS AT UMM-AL-QURA UNIVERSITY) (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of graphic organizers on students’ writing ability as well as their attitudes towards this essential language skill. The sample of this study was composed of 24 Saudi male subjects registered in the preparatory program at Umm Alqura University during the academic year 2012- 2013. This study (a within subject design) was conducted in three phases and lasted for six weeks. Two main sources were used to generate data for the study: (1) samples of students’ writing before and after the graphic organizers intervention (2) a writing attitude survey which was administered twice before and after intervention. The writing scores of the participants before and after the graphic organizers’ intervention were compared and analyzed quantitative using the test of significance to see if there were any differences between means of the scores. The data generated through the writing attitude survey was analyzed qualitatively to detect any changes in students’ attitudes. The results of this study proved that the graphic organizers model had significantly improved the students’ writing ability and had positively impacted their attitudes towards this skill. These results suggest that graphic organizers can be an effective support in teaching writing of learners of English as a foreign language

Keywords: : Writing ability, attitudes towards writing, cause/effect organizers, compare/contrast organizers, graphic organizers