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Using Electronic Writing to Promote Students Writing

Using Electronic Writing to Promote Students  Writing
Author : Munirab Abdullah Alanazi
Publisher :
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : OCLC:879287830
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Electronic Writing to Promote Students Writing Book Description:

"The purpose of this study was to promote students' writing by using electronic writing (e-writing) tools. Formal writing can lack the use of imagination and fun; thus, it is important to combine formal writing strategies and digital tools to offer a more enjoyable experience for students via the world of technology. This study examines the following research questions: 1) How might using e-writing increase students' motivation to write? and 2) How might informal e-writing promote formal writing? A review of the literature showed the following important categories of investigation: the importance of the writing process, writing to learn, writing for knowledge transformation, using e- writing to increase motivation, student e-writing outside of class promoting formal writing, using e-writing in writing instruction, and motivational electronic writing platforms. The subjects of this study were seven senior students in an English Department who created blog sites and shared their pages through a class website on Google Sites. Students completed the study's requirements including pre and post-surveys, self-directed informal writing exercises, and a self-reflection paper. The effect of electronic writing to promote students' motivation to write was measured and showed that Blogger was an effective and easy tool for engaging students, helping them find and build new skills, and revealing writing talent. The subjects made statements in the post-survey and reflection exercise very similar to previous reports showing that allowing students to write what is personally interesting and valuable to them is key in helping them begin the transition from informal to formal writing and my project significantly corroborated that finding. Using technology, interactive tools, and electronic publishing platforms was a motivator that enabled the project's subjects to become active writers who began to enjoy the process of writing itself, even reporting they would continue writing after the end of this project. Students found the e-writing practice promoted their formal writing by increasing their writing skills overall. The subjects in the study reported that e-writing both motivated and inspired 100% of them, and nearly 86% of them reported that they gained formal writing skills by the end of this project, even those who wrote in the pre-survey that they did not like to write. E-writing helped the subjects to write faster and encouraged them to believe they would be successful as formal writers and 85.7% of the participants enjoyed the writing process according to the post-survey. The data showed that using electronic writing does increase students' motivation to write, and informal electronic writing does promote writing enjoyment and builds experience that fosters positive self-esteem and the acceptance of formal writing tasks. Students need to enjoy the process of writing, and electronic tools have been shown to motivate and inspire the writing process. The importance of writing should not be ignored; it is a major component of learning and knowledge growth throughout school and a successful future"--Document.

Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Stella Cottrell
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This essential companion for lecturers and study skills advisors alike sets study skills teaching in context and outlines positive environments to enhance student skills. It addresses areas such as supportive infrastructures, induction, and supporting 'at risk' students. It provides practical guidance on developing interactive group skills, revision and exam strategies,
Write to be Read Student's Book
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: William R. Smalzer
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-07 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a revision of a successful high-intermediate to low-advanced writing book that teaches students to write academic essays with greater fluency. This book helps students develop their academic writing skills. Using thought-provoking, authentic readings that challenge students to think critically and clearly, this widely used text guides students through
Working Through 1. 2
Language: en
Authors: Jenny Thomas, Diane White
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07 - Publisher:

'What shall I write about?' 'I know what I think, but how do I say it?' The instructions and exercises in this informative workbook are designed to focus on these cries from the heart of Year 11 students everywhere. This book offers students sound advice and practical work to do
ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Norman W. Evans, Neil J Anderson, William G. Eggington
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-12 - Publisher: Routledge

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges ESL students in U.S. postsecondary institutions face when studying in a second language, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing needs of this very important student population. Because
Journal Writing in Second Language Education
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Christine Pearson Casanave
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-04 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Journal writing is not new--journals have been around for centuries. More recently, journals have been viewed as a means of scaffolding reflective teaching and encouraging reflectivity in research processes. As a result, some educators may ask, “What more do we need to know?” Those likely to raise this question are