Peranan gambar dalam penulisan esei

Kasma Mohd Hayas, and Sabariah Abd. Rahim, and Alice Lim, (2013) Peranan gambar dalam penulisan esei. In: International Conference on Languages, Linguistica and Society 2013 (ICLALIS 2013), 22 - 24 Okt 2013, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu.


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Writing exercise is one of the important exercises in the learning of second or foreign language because it fortifies students’ writing skills. Writing helps students to improve spelling, apply different genres, use rules of grammar, and develop coherence, and unity of ideas, to name a few. However, many students are not really interested to write because they find writing difficult and not important. In this study, 40 students learning the Spanish and English Languages in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), were given two different writing tasks, i.e. free-writing and guided-writing, of similar topic. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the content, sentence structure, vocabulary and mechanics of the students’ essay writings (the useof transitions). Both tasks may have positive and negative roles that may result or cause by the nature of the tasks, i.e. free-writing---students are only provided with the topic, and guided-writing---students are provided with topic as well as additional information (pictures) as stimulants. Therefore, the paper discusses the negative and positive roles of the tasks. It is hoped that the findings of this study will benefit teachers of second or foreign languages on how to assist students to write better.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Roles of picture - Essay writing
Faculty: Centre for Modern Languages and Generic Development
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 07:52
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 07:54

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