The Impact of Critical Thinking on HUFI English-major Freshmen’s Essay Writing

Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

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Title The Impact of Critical Thinking on HUFI English-major Freshmen’s Essay Writing
 
Creator Thao, Vo Thi Thu
 
Subject Critical thinking; critical thinking skills; essay writing; essay writing process
 
Description According to the final test results of writing courses, it is indicated that the essay writing process has been still a radical challenge among HUFI English-major students. This paper illustrates a preliminary study in which English-major students’ perceptions about how critical thinking skills impact their process of writing short essays is investigated. To verify the issue, survey research and classroom observations were planned and conducted. A set of questionnaires was first handed out to 120 students in the Writing 2 course (Essay Writing) to explore students’ insights on the importance of critical thinking in their writing, and then six sections of students’ in-class writing were observed to identify both benefits and challenges of applying critical thinking skills to the essay writing task. The findings indicated that critical thinking plays a crucial role in enhancing students’ ability to plan and capacity to write essays as well as minimizing weaknesses in students’ essay writing process.
 
Publisher Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development
 
Date 2021-06-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1793
10.32996/jeltal.2021.3.6.11
 
Source Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ; Vol. 3 No. 6 (2021): Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics - Special Issue; 80-86
2707-756X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1793/1477
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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