The Effects of IQ-Write Program Online Composing Guide towards ESL Tertiary Students’ Writing Performance and Interest

By Noriah Ismail, Supyan Hussin and Saadiyah Darus.

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The study investigates the use of an online composing guide known as IQ-Write Program Composing Guide (IQ-WCG) developed for ESL tertiary students at MARA University of Technology Malaysia (UiTM). The participants in this study were 60 Part Three Diploma students from UiTM taking an English proficiency course known as BEL311 (English for Academic Purposes). The students were divided into two groups which were the experimental and the control group. The experimental group, consisted of 30 students used IQ-WCG; whereas, the other 30 students in the control group learned writing without it. The students in the experimental group were given a set of questionnaires regarding their perceptions on the use of IQ-WCG. The test results were analyzed using the quantitative and qualitative measures. The T-Test was used to support the data analysis. The results obtained from the essays indicated a better writing performance from the experimental group with the use of IQ-WCG. The data obtained from the questionnaire revealed the use of IQ-WCG also boosts the students’ interest in writing.

Keywords: Online Composing Guide,CALL,, ESL, Academic Writing, Writing Performance, Writing Interest

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.107-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.948MB).

Dr. Noriah Ismail

Senior Lecturer, Academy of Language Studies, MARA University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia

Noriah Ismail is a senior lecturer at MARA University of Technology Malaysia. Her research interests include CALL andd ESL writing.

Assoc. Prof. Supyan Hussin

Senior Lecturer, Centre of General Studies, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Supyan Hussin is an Associate Professor at the School of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is also the Head of E-Community Research Center, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. His area of specialization is language education and technology. http://supyanhussin.wordpress.com

Assoc. Prof. Saadiyah Darus

Associate Professor, The School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr. Saadiyah Darus: Her work is published in international as well as Malaysian journals. One of her published paper is currently being used as a required text for Master in Professional Studies at the Faculty of Arts, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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