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Problematic Areas in Writing Skills: Introducing Triplet Method to Analyze the English Language Writing Problems at Secondary Level Classes in Pakistan

Hassan Bin Zubair

This research explores the major problematic areas of writing at secondary level. Mostly student face the difficulty in different areas of the language rules and its usage but the most common problematic area is the grammatical area. Spelling mistakes, using inappropriate vocabulary, translation problems and problems with information organization are common among the students. The researcher used three tools in this research; class observation, students’ interview and assessment of students’ writing. These three tools were essential in finding out various writing problems different students experienced. I name it the “Triplet Method” to analyze the problematic areas in English language writing skill. Observing various classes, conducting numerous interviews and assessing scripts have all resulted in the authentic collection of information and a successful undertaking of the research. Moreover teachers’ speech was also recorded in a mobile phone.  For data analysis, researcher observed three different classes of three different schools, from where 30 scripts accessed and took 30 interviews. Findings of the collected data show that writing problems are not due the inabilities of the students but the education system is also responsible for its drawback. This paper concludes with scopes for future research and investigations.

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