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An analysis of descriptive essay writing among Nigerian undergraduates: An analysis of variance in English writing skills


Muhammad, Anas Sa’idu and Madhawa Nair, Subadrah (2015) An analysis of descriptive essay writing among Nigerian undergraduates: An analysis of variance in English writing skills. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (37 S). pp. 323-329. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

Background: English writing among Nigerian students prove to be difficult at various academic levels; including pre-university and university levels. Precisely, poor command in English writing among Nigerian students hinders proper academic achievement of most undergraduates.Objective: The objective of the present article is to ascertain the level of variation in English writing among Nigerian undergraduate students’ in terms of gender and in terms of major ethnic groups. Results: The findings indicated that the mean scores for the overall scores of the students’ descriptive essay are at an average score. Conclusion: This study affirms that there is crucial need for intervention concerning Nigerian undergraduates’ English writing. As such, the results of the findings are hopeful to contribute and provide insights to Nigerian education administrative personals, the national education boards, as well as the international education planners concerning ways of enhancing students’ English writing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Descriptive essay, English writing, Gender variation, Ethnic group variation, Adapted rubric
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: PM Dr. Subadrah a/p Madhawa Nair
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 00:20
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 08:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17942

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