Volume 20 No 12 (2022)
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Using a program based on blog to develop EFL writing performance of secondary stage student and to reduce their writing apprehension
Marwa Ahmed Talaat, Dr.Mohammed Hassan Ibrahim , Dr. Michael Abd-ElMesseh
The current study aimed at developing some EFL writing performance skills and reduces writing apprehension for first year secondary school students through a program based on blogs. The study adopted the quasi-experimental pre-posttest, experimental /control groups. Participants were first year secondary school students. Two groups (35 each) were selected from Al-Sadat secondary school, Sharkya governorate, Egypt in the academic year 2021-2022. The experimental group learned through the program for developing their writing performance skills and reduces writing apprehension. On the other hand, the control group received regular instruction. Instruments were: checklist designed for writing performance skills and writing apprehension scale, approved by a panel of jury. Based on the writing performance checklist, a writing performance test was designed and pre-post-used. By the end of the experiment, the test was post administered to both groups to investigate the effect of the program on developing the experimental group EFL writing performance skills and writing apprehension. Findings of the study were statistically treated. It was found out that the experimental group achieved more gains in their EFL writing performance skills, and writing apprehension than the control one. The results of the study were positive; the hypotheses were accepted
blogs- writing performance--writing apprehension - secondary stage- Egypt
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