Writing Proficiency in English Language of Non-Traditional Students in a Local College : A Parallel Convergent Approach


Authors : Evelyn G. Erellana, Maed

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 10 - October

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Writing is an important skill for language production. However, it is considered a difficult skill, particularly in English wherein students face many challenges. The study aimed to determine the status of the Writing Proficiency in English Language of Non-traditional students in a local college. The study employed a mixed method in a convergent parallel design. The participants in the quantitative phase was determined through universal sampling which comprised a total of one hundred sixty-seven (167) participants. The researcher utilized the rubric as a tool for quantitative phase and a researchermade questionnaire for qualitative phase. Consequently, the study revealed a high level of writing proficiency using English language of non-traditional students. Moreover, four themes emerged from the lived experiences of non-traditional in their acquisition of writing of writing proficiency of English language namely lack of grammatical competence, lack of selfconfidence, being optimistic and integration and exposure to English resources. Four themes also emerged from the participants’ experiences as differentiated by the identified demographic profiles in their attitude and aspirations towards writing proficiency namely learning difficulties, self-driven person, being optimistic and determined and opportunity seeker and strong determination.

Keywords : English, Writing proficiency, Non-traditional students, Mixed Method Design, Philippines.

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