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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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The Reasons behind the Weaknesses of Writing in English among Pre-year Students’ at Taibah University

      Ibrahim Fathi Huwari                                   Fadi Maher Al-Khasawneh               


This paper is intended to explore the reasons behind the weakness of writing among pre- year students at Taibah University. For the purpose of this study, only one research question was provided and discussed. The participants of this study were 10 pre- year male students at Taibah University “Yanbu Branch” in Saudi Arabia for the academic year 2012-2013. This study is a qualitative study. The data for this study was collected through semi-structured interview from male students only. The findings of this study revealed that grammatical weakness, knowledge and understand, less practice and educational background were the main themes discovered by the students. The implementation of this study may help the teachers to resolve the problem and may find some strategies to help them. It is hoped that this study would enhance the findings all over the world to improve students writing, especially in the Arab society.

Keywords: Writing, weakness of writing, qualitative study, semi-structured interview, Saudi students.

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