The current study aimed at investigating the effect of using interactive and interactional metadiscourse markers to develop EFL first year special diploma students' academic writing skills at the Faculty of Specific Education, Zagazig University. Sixty students enrolled in first year special diploma, EFL Curricula and Instruction, were chosen as the study participants. Based on a quasi-experimental design, the study involved two groups: An experimental group (n=30) and a control one (n=30). A pre-post academic writing skills test was designed to assess the students' level in the specified skills before and after the treatment. The results revealed that the experimental group surpassed the control one in the overall academic writing skills, except for the last dimension, i.e. "mechanics" where the difference was not significant. Accordingly, using interactive and interactional metadiscourse markers proved to have a large effect on students' academic writing skills, in terms of content, organization, vocabulary and language use
Fathy AbdelWahab, Amr
"Using Interactive and Interactional Metadiscourse Markers to Develop EFL First Year Special Diploma Students' Academic Writing Skills,"
Journal of Faculty of Education Assiut University - المجلة العلمية بكلية التربية-جامعة أسيوط: Vol. 36
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jfe_au/vol36/iss2/5