Reading involves garnering knowledge, information and meaning from any literary text. Readers are encouraged to be active in constructing meaning while reading text. Thus, after reading has taken place, readers should have a clear understanding of what has been written and they will then be able to transfer information they need. However, many students still have challenges with comprehension; especially when they have to comprehend words, sentences or an entire text. If people do not understand what they read, it becomes a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling.
Writing is defined as ".... the logical organization and arrangement of the written sentences within a paragraph and paragraphs within the units of discourse ............and the expression of the ideas" (Abu-Ghararh, 1998, p. 87). like any second language learning ,Saudi learners face many problems in academic writing , like, they do not know how to organize their ideas or how to use punctuation...etc. Types of academic writing: There are different types of academic papers students are expected to write. They each serve a different purpose while helping students build writing and analytical skills. Research may be necessary for different types of papers and others you may be required to share personal opinions or experiences.
Thus, argumentative writing is studied by learners. In the learning language process at school, students tend to learn how they expressed their point of view of identifying any issues or a certain condition. Their point of view which defined as argumentation are the process of forming reasons, justifying beliefs, and drawing conclusions with the aim of influencing the thoughts and/or actions of others. Students who learn argumentative writing tend to face some difficulties such as language features used in argumentative writing, especially occur in students who learn English as a foreign
It is difficult for many English teachers of Academic Writing to make aware of students about stance when they use references . They can not distinguish if learners accepts or reject the views of the references (Thompson &Yi , 1991) . One of the most difficult part in academic writing for Native or Second language learners
Common Mistakes to Avoid in TOEFL Writing TOEFL writing is the most challenging section for many students. This is where candidates lack and are not able score high in the TOEFL writing. In this article, the experts of LinguaSoft EduTech, have given a list of common mistakes that students make in the TOEFL writing task. We will also be telling how you can improve your writing skills for the TOEFL test. Copying the Text:- The essay writing section of the TOEFL is an “integrated task”, which means it not only test the writing skills but also listening and reading skills.
Many college students face a great difficulty in writing and reading in an academic setting. However, if college students follow the right approach to this, they can overcome the problems of academic writing and reading. Stuart Greene, a composition scholar and an author of “Argument as Conversation: The Role of Inquiry in Writing a Researched Argument”, claims that academic writing and conversation share some similarities. Mike Rose, another expert in academic writing and an author of “The Politics of Remediation”, asserts that professors should develop college students’ reading and writing skills by not criticizing their mistake but welcome it. By understanding what are important approaches or strategies of studying in academic setting that
McBride-Chang (2004) recognised that this bottom-up approach resulted in students who are more likely to lose interest in reading due to the limited vocabulary and repetitiveness of texts they read (p.120). Whereas, whole-language learners are exposed to various unrestricted texts requiring them to use their funds of knowledge to make meaning of texts, ask questions and make hypotheses. This top-down approach, however, left students lacking any ability to decode new words or build upon their vocabularies
This is because during lesson time there is very less idea exchanging between the teacher and students since the teachers are very dependent on the textbooks and are afraid to bring students outside the box. Now you may blame the teacher for failing Thailand 's education but is it really the teachers ' fault. Few have known that a teacher 's jobs is not only to teach student but they have to files many many document which Amatyakul stated these actions as "unnecessary burdens". Every year, teachers have to file document for assessments which contains many criteria. By having to do the documents make the teachers lose focus on teaching and have to spend times working on the documents rather than fully gave in to teaching.
Of course Teachers of English language have their own problems to teach it to the students in different states in India only because it is not our mother tongue. At the same time students also cannot accept English language as they accept their mother tongue. They have some fear about it. This fear simply makes the students dumb. A good language teacher opts for good methods to teach -tile language to the students.
Sell Universidad de Alcalá That paper also examines the case against and with using literature in the foreign language classroom The case against : According to "Jonathan" literature make it difficult to justify the professional existence and inclusion of lesson plans for the teachers .second the literature is not realistic ,it is doesn’t deal with the real life issues .third ,it concerned with reading and writing skills and neglects listening and speaking skills .Finally ,it reduce the student role in the lesson and expand the teachers dominance . The case for literature: Jonathan mentioned (Parkinson and Reid Thomas) (2000) benefits of using literature in classroom that are :cultural enrichment ,linguistics model ,mind training ,expand linguistic competence ,authentic material ,stick to students ' memory ,motivation ,convenience ,and enhance students ' translation skill. Teaching literature why ,what ,and how Why: 1.Valuable authentic material: Literature has amountless number of material that covers all topics in the life also it produced for one purpose that is "teaching language" 2.Cultural enrichment: Literature is the easiest way for the students to deep in the life and tradition of the country whereby the language is spoken because not everyone has the ability to go and visit that