An Investigation into Factors that Affect Students’ Writing Skills: The Case of Sodo Secondary School
English Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages: 54-60
Received: Apr. 22, 2019; Accepted: May 28, 2019; Published: Jul. 4, 2019
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Ayele Eyob Kenta, Department of English Language and Literature, Wolayita Sodo University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tesfaye Buche Bosha, Department of English Language and Literature, Wolayita Sodo University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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The study aimed at investigating grade nine students’ difficulties in using writing skills in EFL classroom. To achieve the intended objective of the study, descriptive research design was employed. To collect the data for the study, three research instruments were employed. They are: interviews, field notes, and questionnaire conducted with Grade Nine English teachers and students learning at the same grade level. Accordingly, the findings indicated that the practice of writing skill was not satisfactory. As it was revealed in the study, the teaching/learning activities using the writing skill in the actual classrooms of Grade Nine were not largely in line with the principles of skills teaching strategies. According to the present researchers’ investigation, the following difficulties were identified as major constraints affecting the use of writing skills, the poor back ground of the students towards the writing skill English, lack of classroom facilities, lack of appropriate teaching materials, lack of understanding about writing skills, and lack of motivation towards writing skill were crucial challenges that impeded the writing skills during the English lessons. According to the information provided by participants, shortage of time become one of the factors that hinders from expressing themselves in writing, were the most outstanding ones. Finally, recommendations were forwarded.
Learners Difficulties, Writing Skills, Language Acquisition
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Ayele Eyob Kenta, Tesfaye Buche Bosha, An Investigation into Factors that Affect Students’ Writing Skills: The Case of Sodo Secondary School, English Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 54-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ellc.20190402.14
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