Title

A study on schema activation, summarizing, and critical evaluation as predictors of writing proficiency

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Article

Source Title

The International Journal of Research and Review

Volume

5

First Page

31

Last Page

39

Publication Date

9-2010

Abstract

The study was done to determine whether the three post –reading techniques – summarizing, schema activation, and critical evaluation – are predictors of writing proficiency. A sample of 104 students taking English at De La Salle University were administered a pre-test initially to determine their writing proficiency. Then, they were subjected to the usual reading phases. The students were next given specific prompts that focus on the three targeted post –reading techniques. Three different assessment tools were employed to check the three essay prompts. Using multiple regression, results indicated that the three are predictors of writing proficiency. Of the three, the technique that has the highest strength of relationship to writing proficiency is the technique of schema activation. This finding has pedagogical implication

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Disciplines

Language and Literacy Education

Keywords

Reading; Reading—Ability testing; Academic writing

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