International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016


Exploring Problems Facing Second-Year Secondary Students in Paragraph Writing

Mahir El-Rufai Babikir Ibrahim Salim [2]


Abstract: This study aims to investigate the problems facing second year secondary school students in writing a paragraph such as using correct grammatical rules, usage of correct structure of tenses, parts of speech, and sub skills of paragraph writing and technique of writing a paragraph. The subjects of the study consisted of (80 2nd year secondary school students). The tests took place in Omdurman area in Khartoum State. The students were chosen from a governmental Sudanese secondary school for boys for the academic year 2014/2015. Aquestionnaire was distributed to (70) English language teachers, which were considered as collected data. A statistical analysis was carried out to find out the students knowledge in writing a paragraph. The data of the study was analyzed by (SPSS). The findings of the study indicated that, there is a positive, statistical significant relation between the result of questionnaire and the standard of the students in English. Then, the study concluded with some recommendations offered to teachers of English language, for designers of English syllabus so as to enlighten them with the skills of writing in general and paragraph writing in particular.


Keywords: Paragraph writing, significance, second-year secondary, school, written text, discourse


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,


Pages: 298 - 300


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