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Incorporation of the computer-assisted writing programme in teaching writing to engineering students.

Ismail, Iza Nurhidayah and Aziz, Hani Suraya and Atim, Asliaty and Ahmat@Ahmad, Norhisham and Yusob, Khairul Firhan and Jelani, Ahmad Nazri (2016) Incorporation of the computer-assisted writing programme in teaching writing to engineering students. In: Prosiding Persidangan Antarabangsa Kelestarian Insan 2016 (INSAN2016), 15 – 16 November 2016, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Effective English writing has long been a challenge in English language teaching and learning. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has provided another perspective for ESL writing. A writing software application is useful to assist the teachers in assessing the students’ writing as well as to enhance learner autonomy. This study explores the perceptions of a computer-assisted writing programme implemented among engineering students. It also investigates the effectiveness of using the selected online software in ESL writing. 37 participants were introduced to the online writing software; ProWritingAid. Pre-test and post-test written essays were also used to examine the effectiveness of computer-assisted writing programme implemented to the students. A survey was conducted to gain the students’ feedback while the data obtained from pre-test and post-test was analysed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The results of this study show positive effects in the post-test and majority of the students have gained the benefits by using the computer-assisted writing programme to revise their essays.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer-assisted writing programme; computer-mediated feedback; learner autonomy; engineering students.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 12:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 12:02
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12135
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