Journal article Open Access
Dr. Reem S. R. Abu Rezeq
The current research aims at developing college students’ writing performance in the light of using narrative inquiry. This study employed the one group experimental design along with mixed research approach incorporating quantitative and qualitative analyses.
The current research is delimited to the participants group of 3rd level female English majors (n=115) at Al-Azhar university in the gaza strip. Also, some online and face to face activities relevant to the targeted writing performance components were used for the study participants.
The researcher adopted the narrative inquiry which included searching and exploring based on inquiry techniques of narration. According to the findings of writing performance rubric, the highest average was in effective storyboard usage after conducting the posttest in compared to the others components. As a result, there was a significant development in students' writing performance in narration due to using storyboard. Moreover, most of them became able to generate ideas by using narrative inquiry before they started writing. Besides, the choice of the topic had a positive impact onthe participants' writing performance. However, a few number of participants showed lacked the appropriate use of vocabulary that matched well with the context.
The following recommendations were stated;
- Using pre-writingstoryboard for developing students' writing performance.
- Choosing topics that appeal to students' interest and background knowledge.
- Presenting materials based on internet search to the students to simulate their inquiry abilities.
- Enhancing self-expression ability as a prerequisite for language learners.
- Participating in oral and written activities as highly appreciated practices of learners.
100-111 ENHANCING COLLEGE STUDENTS’ WRITING PERFORMANCE.pdf