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Integrating the Writing Process Approach into EFL Writing Instruction in Saudi Arabia (Published)

This study sought to integrate the writing process approach into EFL writing instruction at Hail University, Saudi Arabia. Based on the related literature review as the main source of data collection, it attempted to identify the paragraph writing skills which first year preparatory students lack, pinpoint the writing strategies suitable for those students and provide elements of a framework illustrating how to integrate the writing process approach accompanied with the writing strategies into writing instruction at Hail University. The study is a concept paper adopting the descriptive analytical method. Findings of the related literature review revealed that the paragraph writing skills fall into five main writing categories (content, organization, grammar, vocabulary and mechanics of writing) each with three writing skills. Findings also identified five types writing strategies (cognitive, meta-cognitive, compensation, social and affective) as suitable for students at Hail University. Moreover,  the study showed  how to integrate the process writing approach and the five writing strategies (cognitive, meta-cognitive, social, affective and compensation) into the three stages of writing:  (1) The Pre-writing Stage ,(2) The Writing Stage (drafting, revising and editing) and The Post-writing Stage ( publishing and reflection). Various recommendations and suggestions for further research were provided.


Keywords: Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, writing process approach