the effects of planning on accuracy and complexity of iranian efl students’ written narrative task performance
this study compared the different effects of form-focused guided planning vs. meaning-focused guided planning on iranian pre-intermediate students’ task performance. the study lasted for three weeks and concentrated on eight english structures. forty five pre-intermediate iranian students were randomly assigned to three groups of guided planning focus-on-form group (gpfg), guided planning focus-on-meaning group (gpmg) and unguided planning group (ugp) which was the control group. the gpfg received focus-on-form activities and the gpmg received focus-on-meaning activities before both of the groups were asked to engage in narrating a story. the ugp did not receive any of these activities. then all groups were given ten minutes to plan their discourse before their final narrations. at the end of the study, the written narrations of all groups were put into close analysis and comparison. gpfg outperformed gpmg in terms of the accuracy and complexity of their narrations. although gpmg performed well in terms of accuracy but did not make considerable gains regarding the complexity of their written production. therefore, these results suggested that focus on meaning planning is of limited pedagogical value in terms of promoting the complexity of the students’ written language production, whereas focus on form planning is beneficial in improving both the accuracy and complexity of the students’ written narrations.
this study examined the effects of task complexity on written narrative production under different task complexity conditions by efl learners at different proficiency levels. task complexity was manipulated along robinson’s (2001b) proposed task complexity dimension of here-and-now (simple) vs. there-and-then (complex) in. accordingly, three specific measures of the written narratives were targ...متن کامل
The Impact of Pre-task Planning Vs. On-line Planning on Writing Performance: A Test of Accuracy, Fluency, and Complexity
The aim of the current study was to compare the influence of on-line planning and pre-task planning on the performance of EFL university students enjoying different levels of proficiency regarding accuracy, fluency and complexity. To this end a group of 134 EFL learners with different proficiency levels were asked to write narrative tasks under two planning conditions (Pre-task planning and on-...متن کامل
individual and collaborative planning conditions: effects on fluency, complexity and accuracy in l2 argumentative writing
research on pre-task planning has revealed that planned conditions have produced more fluent and complex language than unplanned conditions. to date, most of these studies have investigated the effects of individual planning on language production while collaborative planning has received scant attention. to determine the effects of pre-task planning on second language written production, the p...متن کامل
This study examined the effects of task complexity on written narrative production under different task complexity conditions by EFL learners at different proficiency levels. Task complexity was manipulated along Robinson’s (2001b) proposed task complexity dimension of Here-and-Now (simple) vs. There-and-Then (complex) in. Accordingly, three specific measures of the written narratives were targ...متن کامل
an investigation of accuracy and complexity across different proficiency levels in written narrative task
abstract this quasi-experimental study was aimed at examining the impact of storyline complexity on the grammatical accuracy and complexity of advanced and intermediate efl learners. a total of 65 advanced and intermediate efl learners were selected from iran language institute (ili). an intact group including 35 intermediate participants and another intact group with 30 advanced participants ...