UPM Institutional Repository

Comparing the effect of blogging as well as pen-and-paper on the essay writing performance of Iranian graduate students.


Kashani, Hajar and Mahmud, Rosnaini and Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani (2013) Comparing the effect of blogging as well as pen-and-paper on the essay writing performance of Iranian graduate students. English Language Teaching, 6 (10). pp. 202-218. ISSN 1916-4742; ESSN: 1916-4750


In today's world, there are lots of methods in language teaching in general and teaching writing in particular. Using two different tools in writing essays and conducting a study to compare the effectiveness of these two tools namely blog and pen-and-paper was the basis of this study. This study used a quantitative true experimental design aimed at comparing the students' writing performance scores by using pen-and-paper essay writing and blogging among Iranian graduate students of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). The result of this study showed that the tools by themselves could not effect on the quality of writing essays and improvement in the students' writing performance. However, using technology and in this study, Internet can motivate the EFL learners to write more eagerly since they may like innovation in learning in contrast with traditional old methods of learning writing and practicing it. Yet it does not necessarily improve their writing performance only because of using computer and Internet. The Iranian graduate students of UPM found blog more interesting and motivating tool for writing, but it was not as easy using as pen-and-paper for them with which everyone is familiar. This research could find answers to the research questions posed at the beginning of the study and investigated the hypotheses presented then.

Download File

PDF (Abstract)
Comparing the effect of blogging as well as pen.pdf

Download (84kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v6n10p202
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Essay writing; Iranian graduate students; Writing performance; Blogging; Pen-and-paper.
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 02:40
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 02:23
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.5539/elt.v6n10p202
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29003
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item