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creator
Shekarabi, Zeinab
subject
critical thinking
cognitive skills
L2 academic writing
writing quality
NDC
Education
abstract
Critical thinking (CT) includes cognitive skills such as inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, explanation, and self-regulation. Previous studies did not pay much attention to CT cognitive skills although they underlie the successful writing in an academic setting. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of CT cognitive skills on the academic writing of second language learners of Japanese (JSL). Fifty-four JSL learners were randomly divided into three groups: the critical thinking group (CT), the academic writing group (AW), and the control group (CG). Participants in the CT group received an essay writing instruction focused on CT cognitive skills. The participants in the AW group received conventional essay writing instructions. The participants in CG received no instruction. All participants wrote an argumentative essay. Using an analytical academic writing rubric, two raters evaluated the essays in terms of overall quality and the specific components of content, organization, and coherence. The results show that the participants in the CT group had significantly higher scores for overall quality as well as each of the specific components compared with the other two groups. This finding suggests that CT cognitive skills play a critical role in enhancing text quality.
journal title
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education
issue
Issue 66
start page
155
end page
164
date of issued
2017-12-22
publisher
広島大学大学院教育学研究科
issn
1346-5554
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Education
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