Journal writing: a silent kit for writing skills
Publisher@ 2011 Horizon, Department of English, University of Chittagong
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CitationChowdhury, S. N., & Islam, M. A. (2011). Journal writing: A silent kit for writing skills. Horizon, (4), 105–120.
This article explores how dialogue journals can be used as a silent kit to improve writing skill. Sixty-five primary school teachers with limited English proficiency wrote dialogue journals in a teachers-training course during nine weeks. Data was gathered from their journal entries and post-study questionnaires. Dialogue journal was found effective to foster the development of descriptive writing, usage of correct syntax & vocabulary, critical thinking and finally to raise learners’ confidence in writing English. This article presents findings with necessary literature review and concludes with a number of recommendations on how EFL practitioners can use journals effectively to promote writing fluency of their students.