Improving Writing through Stages

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Adriana Maritza Rivera Barreto

Abstract

Writing as a means of communication is one of the basic skills students must master at the university level. Although it is not an easy task because students are usually reluctant to correct, teachers have great responsibility at the time of guiding a writing process. For that reason, this study aimed at improving the writing process in fourth semester students from the Engineering Faculty at the Universidad Santo Tomás, Tunja, Colombia, following the writing stages. Data analysis showed that writing improves if students can follow stages and receive feedback from the teacher.

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Rivera Barreto, A. M. (2011). Improving Writing through Stages. HOW Journal, 18(1), 11-23. Retrieved from https://howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how/article/view/49
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Research Reports
Author Biography

Adriana Maritza Rivera Barreto, Universidad Santo Tomás, Tunja

Adriana Maritza Rivera Barreto is a professor at Universidad Santo Tomás, Tunja, Colombia. She holds an MA in English Language Teaching Autonomous Learning Environments from Universidad de La Sabana and the ICELT (In-Service Certificate in English Language Teaching) issued by the University of Cambridge.

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