Need analysis to improve secondary level students writing skills
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The study attempt to analyze needs, wants and lacks of students of secondary level of concerning writing skills. Two section of class 7 and 9 where in total 50 students in these two classes who are the sample of this study and cover 30.365% of the target population. To complete this report effetely, combination of teaching and observation has been made along with taking writing test among students and in-depth interview among teachers. In addition, focus group discussion applying projective technique has been used as a tool to find the students wants. Writing is an important skill required in school education since assessments done in are mostly based on writing performance. Yet, teachers lack opportunity for receiving training in writing instruction and with the result, they feel constrained to foster writing skills in students. Keeping this consideration in mind, the study makes an attempt to assess secondary school teachers’ perceptions at class nine &seven with regard to their pedagogical difficulties, pedagogic present needs, wants and the target areas in which teachers wish to receive training. The study found out that need regarding writing skills, the area where the students lack and needs to improve along with giving light to their wants, which often remains out of focus. At the end, along with conclusion, the study has provided some recommendation based on data analyses and findings from the observation through teaching result of diagnostic test (based on writing skills). Student’s feedback through questionnaire and formal and informal interview with teachers.