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Pages: 2772-2779
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE INTEGRATION OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS INTO WRITING WORKSHOPS: AN APPLICATION IN SMART PHONES

T. Binmahboob, N. Wright

Hull University (UNITED KINGDOM)
Since second language learners in Saudi Arabia encounter many mistakes regarding the level of coherence in their essay writing, this research aimed to enhance the coherence of students’ essay/paragraph writing. It aimed to raise the motivation level towards the writing lesson. The study will answer the following questions:

• What factors affect Saudi second language learners; motivation, comprehension on their writing?
• What is the attitude of Saudi second language learners towards writing?
• In what ways and to what extent do graphic-organizers enhance Saudi second language students' writing?
• What are student reactions to the use of graphic-organizers in writing lesson?

To answer these questions, a mixed methods approach was applied in the study. Three kinds of methods were used as following:
1st period: focus group + Pre-test
2nd period: applying Graphic-organizers as experiment
3rd period: focus group + Post-test.

Three groups participated in the study with a total of 84 participants.The multiple baseline design illustrated clearly the differences in students’ scores.
In general, the findings were promising. Applying graphic-organizers into students writing enhanced students’ coherence and motivated them in their lessons. Furthermore, the integration of graphic-organizers into writing is being developed as an application to be used on smart phones.
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title = {THE INTEGRATION OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS INTO WRITING WORKSHOPS: AN APPLICATION IN SMART PHONES},
series = {5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN13 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3822-2},
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T. Binmahboob, N. Wright (2013) THE INTEGRATION OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS INTO WRITING WORKSHOPS: AN APPLICATION IN SMART PHONES, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 2772-2779.
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