An Analysis of ESL Students’ Attitude and Interest Towards Learning to Write Essays Using Selected Online Writing Links and Resources

By Noriah Ismail and Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri.

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This study investigates the use of SOWLR (Selected Online Writing Resources) among ESL Tertiary level students who were taking a General English proficiency course known as BEL 200 at MARA University of Technology Malaysia. SOWLR is part of the online writing elements provided for the students using a LMS (Learning Management System). Specifically, the study looks at the ways SOWLR was able to increase the students’ writing interest as well as change their negative attitude towards learning to write essays to positive ones.

Keywords: ESL, Online Writing Resources, Web Enhanced Materials, Writing Perception, Writing Interest, Writing Attitude

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp.187-198. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 804.311KB).

Dr. Noriah Ismail

Senior lecturer, Academy of Language Studies, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia

Noriah Ismail is a senior lecturer at MARA University of Technology.

Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri

Senior Lecturer, The Faculty of Languages, UPSI, Tanjong, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia

Dr. Intan Safinas is a senior lecturer at The University of Education Malaysia.

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