Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019                                   Pp. 218- 230

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An Attempt at Promoting Undergraduate Sudanese EFL Students’ Performance in
Academic Writing Skills

Ammar Mohammed Ahmed Mudawy
Department of English, College of Education Zulfi
Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia




The study aims at suggesting effective methods and techniques that could improve English as a foreign language EFL students’ performance in writing skills. The researcher uses the descriptive, analytical method. Four tools were adopted pretest, post-test, supporting program, and a questionnaire for teachers for collecting data. Twenty-five students in Holy Quran University, Sudan, were chosen purposively, and thirty EFL teachers at a university level were randomly selected as a sample for the study. Ninty percent of the teachers agree on the suggested program and techniques. The findings of the study indicate that: using varied techniques and activities in pre-writing stage promotes students’ performances in writing, integration of reading and writing skills in the classroom improves students’ writing skills, as well as encouraging extensive reading outside the classroom promotes students’ performance in writing skills. Accordingly, the researcher recommends that: teachers should focus on the prewriting stage through different activities as well as reading and writing should be used in an integrated way in-class writing to guide the writing process.
Keywords: academic writing, performance, undergraduate EFL students

Cite as:  Mudawy, A. M. A. (2019). An Attempt at Promoting Undergraduate Sudanese EFL Students’ Performance in Academic Writing Skills.
 Arab World English Journal, 10 (1) 218- 230.

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Dr. Ammar Mohammed Mudawy, assistant professor of Applied Linguistics at English language
department at Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia. He had served as an EFL instructor and lecturer of English Language and Linguistics in secondary and tertiary education in Sudan before he joined
the Department of English at Zulfi College of Education, Majmaah University in 2014. He is the
author of several papers related to Applied Linguistics. ORCID iD