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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: EFL Students' Writing Strategies in Saudi Arabian ESP Writing Classes: Perspectives on Learning Strategies in Self-Access Language Learning
Authors: Alnufaie, Mohammad
Grenfell, Michael
Contact Email: michael.grenfell@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: EFL writing strategies
process writing approaches
product writing approaches
ESP writing in Saudi Arabia
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Kanda University of International Studies
Citation: Alnufaie M & Grenfell M (2012) EFL Students' Writing Strategies in Saudi Arabian ESP Writing Classes: Perspectives on Learning Strategies in Self-Access Language Learning, Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3 (4), pp. 407-422.
Abstract: This study was part of a PhD research to explore the writing strategies of 121 second-year undergraduate Saudi student writers who are studying English as a foreign language and for specific purposes in one of the Saudi industrial colleges: Jubail Industrial College (JIC). The writing strategies under investigation had been classified into two categories (process-oriented writing strategies and product-oriented writing strategies) based on their instructional philosophies. A strategy questionnaire was designed to collect data. Although JIC writing classes were assumed to be product-oriented as reported by the majority of the participants' description of their teachers' writing approach, the results showed that almost all of the participants (95.9%) were mixing the two kinds of strategies. More surprisingly, the top five writing strategies used by the participants were process-oriented.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21462
URL: http://sisaljournal.org/archives/dec12/alnufaie_grenfell
Rights: The authors retain copyright over their work under a creative commons 3.0 agreement. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: Trinity College, Dublin
Education Management and Support

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