Effects of creative writing activities on students' achievement in writing, writing dispositions and attitude to English

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Tok S., Kandemir A.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.1635-1642 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.815
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1635-1642
  • Keywords: creative writing, writing disposition, English course attitude, writing achievement, SCALE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This experimental study investigates the effects of using creative writing activities on 7th grade students' achievement in writing skill, writing dispositions and their attitude to English. One group pre and post test design was used in the study. The study was conducted during four weeks in 2012-2013 academic year in an elementary school in the city centre of Denizli, Turkey. The study group was consisted of 17 female and 14 males in total 31 seventh grade students. When pre and post test results were compared it was found that students' achievement in writing skill was increased after the experiment. Students' writing disposition was also increased when compared to their levels before the experiment. However, students' attitude to English course was not increased after the experiment. Results indicate that using creative writing exercises has a positive effect on writing achievement and writing disposition in 7th grade English language classes in elementary schools. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.