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

Investigating the Impact of Topic Selection Control on Writing Fluency

Sponseller, Aaron C.
Wilkins, Michael
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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