Year 2018, Volume , Issue 13, Pages 25 - 32 2018-12-30

The Relationship between EFL learners’ writing strategy use and their writing scores
EFL öğrenenlerin yazma stratejisi kullanımı ile yazma puanları arasındaki ilişki

Gökhan ÇETINKAYA [1] , Gülay BİLGAN [2]

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The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between EFL learners’ writing performance and their use of writing strategies in the context of voluntary-based English Preparatory School. To do this, Writing Strategy Inventory developed by Özbay (2008), semi-structured interviews and students’ writing grades of their 3rd midterm exam were used. Writing Strategy Inventory was delivered to 166 students; however, only 152 students took the midterm exam. Following the quantitative data collection procedure, semi-structured interviews were carried out with 15 students chosen via extreme case sampling method based on the students’ scores on the Writing Strategy Inventory. The results show that there is a significant but a low correlation between students’ writing strategy use and their midterm results. However, during the interviews, students state that they can’t use the writing strategies during the exams because of limited time for the writing part or just because the strategies such as searching the topic on the internet and looking up dictionaries they generally use are not appropriate for the exams. Furthermore, the use of writing strategies does not differ according to gender; on the other hand, students with higher self-proficiency level use more writing strategies.

Bu çalışmanın amacı isteğe bağlı hazırlık sınıflarında yabancı dil olarak İngilizce öğrenen öğrencilerin yazma stratejileri ile yazma performansları arasındaki ilişkiyi araştırmaktır. Bu amaçla Özbay (2008) tarafından geliştirilen Yazma Stratejileri Envanteri, yarı yapılandırılmış görüşme, öğrencilerin üçüncü vize sınavı sonuçları kullanılmıştır. Toplamda 166 öğrenci Yazma Stratejileri anketini doldurmuştur ancak sadece 152 öğrenci üçüncü vize sınavına girmiştir. Strateji anketi ile nicel verinin toplanmasının ardından öğrencilerin strateji envanterinden aldığı puanlar üzerinden gerçekleştirilen uç örneklem yöntemi ile seçilen, üçüncü vize sınavına girmiş 15 öğrenci ile yarı yapılandırılmış görüşme gerçekleştirilmiştir. Öğrencilerin vize sınavı sonuçları ile kullandıkları yazma stratejileri arasında anlamlı ancak zayıf bir ilişki bulunmuştur. Ancak görüşme sonuçları öğrencilerin internet ve sözlük gibi genelde kullandıkları stratejilerin sınav ortamı için uygun olmaması ve de sınavlarda kısıtlı bir süreye sahip olmaları nedeniyle yazma stratejilerinden genel olarak faydalanamadıklarını ortaya koymuştur. Ayrıca yazma stratejilerinin kullanımı cinsiyete göre değişmemekle beraber, öz yeterlilik seviyesi yüksek olan öğrencilerin daha çok yazma stratejisi kullandığı ortaya çıkmıştır. 

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Orcid: 0000-0001-6353-0744
Author: Gökhan ÇETINKAYA (Primary Author)
Institution: DÜZCE ÜNİVERSİTESİ, HAKİME ERCİYAS YABANCI DİLLER YÜKSEKOKULU
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0305-0607
Author: Gülay BİLGAN
Institution: TEKİRDAĞ NAMIK KEMAL ÜNİVERSİTESİ, YABANCI DİLLER YÜKSEKOKULU
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: December 30, 2018

APA ÇETINKAYA, G , BİLGAN, G . (2018). The Relationship between EFL learners’ writing strategy use and their writing scores. RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi, (13), 25-32. DOI: 10.29000/rumelide.504250