Students' experiences in collaborative EFL writing

Rohmah, Galuh Nur and Widiati, Utami and Kadarisman, A. Effendi and Irawati, Enny (2018) Students' experiences in collaborative EFL writing. International Journal of English Education, 7 (1). pp. 289-299. ISSN 2278-4012

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Abstract

This study reveals EFL students’ reflection on working collaboratively during writing class. By nature, writing is a solitary activity. When students collaboratively write their essay, it will be conflicting situation for them. Revealing students’ views, feelings, and aspirations about collaborative writing becomes an academic effort to add knowledge about collaborative writing in EFL context. The study is approach through narrative inquiry which primarily focuses on EFL university students’ written narratives. By purposefully selecting the two students EFL students who join in EFL writing class with collaborative writing activities (pair or small group work), they were asked to give written respond based on statement starters available in narrative frames, then, they were interviewed to gain deeper information about their reflection. The findings reveal that students, firstly, felt hard to come in one decision during the interaction for drafting the essay. Being intensively exposed by collaborative writing activities, then, students are able not only develop their writing performance, but also other skills such as social interaction, negotiation, and responsibility. As a teaching technique, collaborative writing opens opportunities for having both instructional and nurturing effects for students

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: collaborative EFL writing; teachers’ and students’ experiences
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Galuh Nur Rohmah
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 08:58

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