|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||EFL Students' Writing Strategies in Saudi Arabian ESP Writing Classes: Perspectives on Learning Strategies in Self-Access Language Learning|
|Keywords:||EFL writing strategies|
process writing approaches
product writing approaches
ESP writing in Saudi Arabia
|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. http://sisaljournal.org/archives/dec12/alnufaie_grenfell|
|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.|
|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.|
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