Role of practicing discrete point grammar item in order to develop the skill of free writing: focus on secondary level Bangla medium students of Bangladesh
AuthorNisa, Tarin Afroz
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This study inspects the role of practicing discrete point grammar item to develop the skill of free writing where the focus lies on Bangla medium students of secondary level of Bangladesh. The goal of the study is to explore that pedagogic practice of grammar acts as a hindrance to develop the skill of free writing. As free writing is not practiced in Bangla medium, the ability to think critically does not get scope to flourish properly. Survey questionnaires for teachers‟ and students‟ have been used as an instrument for this research. Along with, a writing test for analyzing errors is also given to exhibit students‟ performance in free writing. Four schools from Narayangonj Sadar are chosen for this study and the subjects are 255 in number. The value of the coefficient measured on the sum of errors is o.58. The value denotes a moderate positive relation between students‟ performance in free writing test and memorized test. It demonstrates that students make errors in both types of writing as the value is positive. The relationship is moderately strong because the value is less than 0.7. In addition, the sum of the errors shows that in spontaneous writing students make errors two times more than in memorized writing. Thereby, the findings and analysis reveal that students perform comparatively poor in free writing as they are habituated in learning grammar in a discrete fashion. Finally, the study suggests some necessary measures that should be taken into account to prohibit the traditional practice of discrete point grammar in Bangla medium schools. In brief, the study tends to raise awareness on the importance of practicing free writing in order to develop the ability to think critically.