The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest

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Abstract

The study investigates the use of an online composing guide known as IQ-Write Program Composing Guide (IQ-WCG) developed for ESL tertiary students at MARA University of Technology Malaysia (UiTM). The participants in this study were 60 Part Three Diploma students from UiTM taking an English proficiency course known as BEL311 (English for Academic Purposes). The students were divided into two groups which were the experimental and the control group. The experimental group, consisted of 30 students used IQ-WCG; whereas, the other 30 students in the control group learned writing without it. The students in the experimental group were given a set of questionnaires regarding their perceptions on the use of IQ-WCG. The test results were analyzed using the quantitative and qualitative measures. The T-Test was used to support the data analysis. The results obtained from the essays indicated a better writing performance from the experimental group with the use of IQ-WCG. The data obtained from the questionnaire revealed the use of IQ-WCG also boosts the students' interest in writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
Pages107-117
Number of pages11
Volume8
Edition4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Academic writing
  • CALL
  • ESL
  • Online composing guide
  • Writing interest
  • Writing performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Ismail, N., Hussin, S., & Darus, S. (2013). The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest. In International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (4 ed., Vol. 8, pp. 107-117)

The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest. / Ismail, Noriah; Hussin, Supyan; Darus, Saadiyah.

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. Vol. 8 4. ed. 2013. p. 107-117.

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Ismail, N, Hussin, S & Darus, S 2013, The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest. in International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 4 edn, vol. 8, pp. 107-117.
Ismail N, Hussin S, Darus S. The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest. In International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 4 ed. Vol. 8. 2013. p. 107-117
Ismail, Noriah ; Hussin, Supyan ; Darus, Saadiyah. / The effects of iq-write program online composing guide towards ESL tertiary students' writing performance and interest. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. Vol. 8 4. ed. 2013. pp. 107-117
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