حوليات الآداب واللغات
Volume 5, Numéro 2, Pages 23-32

Using Systemic Functional Linguistics As A Tool Of Assessing Students’ Academic Writing-

Authors : Ghaskil Abir Soundous .

Abstract

Nowadays students are facing multiple difficulties in the process of learning in general especially that of writing. Teachers have noticed that technology has negatively affected students’ academic writing due to the constant use of internet language. In this research study, an investigation has been made at the department of English language to gain facts and analyze them. A research was conducted using systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to analyze students’ written samples. The results showed that students who were considered as incompetent were not able to understand the topic, to write coherently and to build an organized body text.This research paper is a call for further research on what affects students’ academic writing, especially in the digital era, and what can be done by teachers to enhance and develop their students’ writing abilities. For this purport, this research paper is geared to be a starting point to alleviative actions that should be taken by instructors at university level.

Keywords

Academic writing, EFL learners, Systemic functional linguistics