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The effects of strategy instruction on writing strategy use for students of different proficiency levels

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De Silva, R. and Graham, S. (2015) The effects of strategy instruction on writing strategy use for students of different proficiency levels. System, 53. pp. 47-59. ISSN 0346-251X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2015.06.009

Abstract/Summary

Learners’ strategy use has been widely researched over the past few decades. However, studies which focus on the impact of strategy instruction on strategy use, and how far learners of different proficiency levels are able to use the strategies taught in an effective manner, are somewhat rare. The focus of this paper is the impact of writing strategy instruction on writing strategy use of a group of 12 second language learners learning to write in English for Academic Purposes classes. Stimulated recall was used to explore whether this impact differed according to the proficiency level of the students, and revealed that for both high and low proficiency learners’ strategy use developed as a result of the instruction. The implications of these findings for strategy instruction design are discussed

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
ID Code:40886
Uncontrolled Keywords:Writing; strategies; English for Academic Purposes
Publisher:Elsevier

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