International Journal of Progressive Education
Abbreviation: IJPE | ISSN (Print): 1554-5210 | DOI: 10.29329/ijpe

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(6) 344-351

Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing

Selim Soner Sütçü

pp. 344 - 351   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.21

Published online: December 07, 2020  |   Number of Views: 21  |  Number of Download: 47


Abstract

Firstly known as “weblog”, soon shortened as “blog” in 1999, blogs have always been an important part of online culture. Since then their static nature has changed, and they have offered new opportunities, which in return has started to draw the attention of both educators and researchers increasingly. Soon they have assumed a critical place in language learning, specifically in writing classes. As a result of their nondecremental role in language learning, this study aimed to investigate the effects of using blog in academic writing and determine the attitudes of learners of English as a foreign language at tertiary level. The results indicated a considerable increase in the success scores of the students who used blogging in academic writing, confirming that blogging improves students’ writing skills. In parallel with this finding, students also expressed positive attitudes towards the use of blog in their writing activities, which together could imply that students with positive attitudes towards blogging are likely to become better writers.

Keywords: Blogging, Academic Writing, EFL


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sutcu, S.S. (2020). Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), 344-351. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.21

Harvard
Sutcu, S. (2020). Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), pp. 344-351.

Chicago 16th edition
Sutcu, Selim Soner (2020). "Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (6):344-351. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.21.

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