مجلة الآداب و العلوم الإجتماعية
Volume 14, Numéro 24, Pages 95-110

Effects Of Learning Styles On Writing Skills Of First Year Lmd Students Of English As A Foreign Langugae In Mohamed Lamine Debaghine Setif 2 University

Authors : Raha Imane . Keskes Said .

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of using learners’ different learning styles in developing the writing skills. Prior to the exploration of their specific needs, it was found that they experienced writing difficulties. One of their major problems is that they were taught regardless to their different learning styles. Two classes of first year students were randomly chosen and divided into a control and an experimental group. The Grasha-Riechmann Learning Style Survey (GRLSS) was distributed was given to the experimental group to help them be aware of their learning styles. They were divided into small heterogeneous groups according to their learning styles. The activities used in teaching were based on their learning styles. A writing test was used as a pre-test and a post-test. The analysis result of the pre-test showed no statistically significant differences, which in turn proves the equivalence of the two groups. Meanwhile, the analysis result of the post-test showed the following: There are statistically-significant differences between the experimental group and the control group at a significance level of 0.05 for the interest of the experimental group. The results of this investigation statistically support the research hypothesis.

Keywords

control group, experimental group, learning styles, pre-test, post-test, writing skills.