Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education Issue 18
2015-03-01 発行

Investigating the Impact of Topic Selection Control on Writing Fluency

ライティングの流暢さに対するトピック選択統制の影響に関する調査
Sponseller, Aaron C.
Wilkins, Michael
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This study is a partial replication of Joshua Bonzo’s (2008) study on a group of second language learner’s writing fluency in German. Both studies examine whether students write more if their instructor assigns them a topic or if they choose their own topic. 75 Japanese university students in four classes participated in six 10-minute freewriting sessions, three with teacher assigned topics and three with student chosen topics. In addition, students completed a post-study survey on their topic selection preferences. The overall results confirmed the Bonzo findings that students tend to write more when they choose their own topics.
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