The effectiveness of using mindomo as a pre-writing tool in improving writing scores among ESL students

Nurhuda Mohamad Nazri, Melor Md Yunus, Diyanatul Mardhiah Abdul Shukor

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Abstract

Most research on mind-mapping concentrates on the conventional method which requires the use of pen and paper as a medium. Little research considers the use of digital mind-maps and their potentials that can greatly benefit ESL students in writing. One-group quasi-experimental method is employed to investigate the effectiveness of Mindomo, which is an interactive and online-based mind-mapping tool, in improving writing scores of 60 ESL students at a private university in Selangor, who enrolled in Competency English Course. Pre-Test and post-Test design are employed whereby Paired t-Test is used to analyze the data quantitatively in order to measure the difference in mean scores before and after the intervention of Mindomo as a pre-writing tool. The findings show that there was statistically significant differences in the writing achievement mean scores of ESL students that can be attributed to the use of Mindomo as a pre-writing tool with t value equals to -2.315 and sig value equals to 0.037 (p<0.05). Therefore, it can be concluded that Mindomo improves students' writing achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-94
Number of pages11
JournalAsian EFL Journal
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • English as a second language
  • Mindomo
  • Online mind-mapping technique

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  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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The effectiveness of using mindomo as a pre-writing tool in improving writing scores among ESL students. / Nazri, Nurhuda Mohamad; Md Yunus, Melor; Shukor, Diyanatul Mardhiah Abdul.

In: Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 9, 2017, p. 84-94.

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Nazri, Nurhuda Mohamad ; Md Yunus, Melor ; Shukor, Diyanatul Mardhiah Abdul. / The effectiveness of using mindomo as a pre-writing tool in improving writing scores among ESL students. In: Asian EFL Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 9. pp. 84-94.
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