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Title: Enhancing critical writing skills of UCSG'S pre-professional level students of the school of english language towards successful development of written academic texts.
Authors: Del Pozo Díaz, Natasha Cecibel
Espinoza Morales, Juan Pablo
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Salaberri Ramiro, Maria Sagrario
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2018
Publisher: Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
Description: This research report presents the results of a quantitative study carried out at the English Language School of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. The first part of the report portrays the data gathered through the Critical Thinking and Writing Test, which was applied to the 30 students of the pre-professional level of the English Program. The outcomes were basically quantitative, the study was nonexperimental, the type of research used was descriptive and the study was fundamental in its purpose; statistical charts were devised for clear understanding of the outcomes. The second part shows the product of the application of two surveys used for determining the application in class of Bloom’s Taxonomy higher order levels of thinking given to the target population and to the faculty. Data collected from the Critical Thinking and Writing Test exposed students have not extended their knowledge to internalize and analyze thoughts and put them into their own words. It was found that it is an unsuccessful challenge for them to give responses because their language is most of the times inaccurate, partially correct and sometimes misleading. It is complicated for the group to interpret and conclude ideas. Results also proved the population’s higher-order-critical thinking skills are underdeveloped; therefore, they encounter difficulty converging into critical essay development. Nevertheless, the data that comes from the surveys related to the use of Bloom’s higher order thinking skills in class revealed that the perception of the target population and of the faculty is that both groups use those thinking skills with consistency. The design of a proposal based on technology and access to internet is offered as a complementary or supplementary tool to improve the writing skills of the students of the English Language School.
URI: http://repositorio.ucsg.edu.ec/handle/3317/10872
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