Writing in the second language: Support and help needed by the low achievers

Sharifah Nor Puteh, Rashidah Rahamat, Aidah Abdul Karim

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Abstract

Writing is a basic skill required to be mastered by the students in Malaysian English language curriculum. However, most of the low proficiency students are still struggling to write. This study aims to investigate low achievers' views towards writing skills in English, identify their writing difficulties as well as their needs to master the skills. These low achievers have positive perceptions towards writing skills but need help and support especially from the teachers. Understanding their views, identifying their problems, support and help needed, would benefit ESL teachers in planning their approaches and would help the low achievers develop more confidence writing in English.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages580-587
Number of pages8
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/10/1020/10/10

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Keywords

  • ESL
  • Language curriculum
  • Low achievers
  • Support and help
  • Writing skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Puteh, S. N., Rahamat, R., & Abdul Karim, A. (2010). Writing in the second language: Support and help needed by the low achievers. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 7, pp. 580-587) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.078

Writing in the second language : Support and help needed by the low achievers. / Puteh, Sharifah Nor; Rahamat, Rashidah; Abdul Karim, Aidah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. p. 580-587.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Puteh, SN, Rahamat, R & Abdul Karim, A 2010, Writing in the second language: Support and help needed by the low achievers. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 7, pp. 580-587, International Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010, Bangi, Malaysia, 19/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.078
Puteh SN, Rahamat R, Abdul Karim A. Writing in the second language: Support and help needed by the low achievers. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7. 2010. p. 580-587 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.078
Puteh, Sharifah Nor ; Rahamat, Rashidah ; Abdul Karim, Aidah. / Writing in the second language : Support and help needed by the low achievers. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. pp. 580-587
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