Improving Writing Skills in English at the Tertiary Level: The Gap between the Standard Practice and Classroom Scenario
Md. Nurullah Patwary and Md. Nasim Fardose Sajib
Abstract: Writing in English, especially writing creatively or independently, is usually a challenging endeavor for learners in the tertiary level classrooms in Bangladesh. The study aims at discovering the present scenario and the reasons for these challenges. This paper also prescribes to the learners some ways for developing writing skills so that they can apply them in their academic life. Data was collected using a questionnaire which was formulated on the basis of different processes of writing and classroom practice by the learners. The survey was conducted among the students who were studying or had taken language skills courses at the Department of English in a private university of Bangladesh. Based on the findings, some practical recommendations have been made for all three stakeholders: learners, teachers, and institutions.
Keywords: process writing, brainstorming, listing and clustering, looping, prereading, sharing, revising
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Published in 2018