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The reasons behind the weaknesses of writing in English among pre-year students' at Taibah University


Huwari, Ibrahim Fathi and Al - Khasawneh, Fadi Maher (2013) The reasons behind the weaknesses of writing in English among pre-year students' at Taibah University. English for Specific Purposes World, 14 (38). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1682 - 3257

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Abstract

This paper is intended to explore the reasons behind the weakness of writing among pre-year students at Taibah University.For the purpose of this study, only one research question was provided and discussed.The participants of this study were 10 pre-year male students at Taibah University "Yanbu Branch" in Saudi Arabia for the academic year 2012-2013. This study is a qualitative study.The data for this study was collected through semi-structured interview from male students only. The findings of this study revealed that grammatical weakness, knowledge and understand, less practice and educational background were the main themes discovered by the students.The implementation of this study may help the teachers to resolve the problem and may find some strategies to help them.It is hoped that this study would enhance the findings all over the world to improve students writing, especially in the Arab society

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: (Writing, weakness of writing, qualitative study, semi-structured interview Saudi students).
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 08:54
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2014 08:54
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10723

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