The Development of English Writing Skills Through Techniques of Sentence Skeleton and Signpost Word Analysis for English Major Students

  •  Goachagorn Thipatdee    


The purposes of this research were to develop English writing skills through techniques of sentence skeleton and signpost word analysis for English major students, and to compare the writing skills before and after the study. The sample consisted of 43 English major juniors at Faculty of Education, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, enrolling in the course of teaching and learning English I, the second semester, academic year 2017, gained by cluster sampling. The research instruments were a performance test of writing skills, and writing drills. The data analyzed by employing percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. After the study, the students had better writing skills with 40.63 percent of average score than those with 14.80 percent before the study, the individual average score was at a weak level with 38.90 percent, while the small group’s was at a fair level with 69.78 percent, the individual writing skills were significantly higher than those before the study at the .01 level, and the small group writing skills were significantly higher than those of the individual’s at the .01 level.

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