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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Tuomaitė, Virginija
Title: “We are what and how we write” : higher education students’ written text production in a foreign language competence
Is part of: Darnioji daugiakalbystė: tyrimai, studijos, kultūra : 2-oji tarptautinė mokslinė konferencija = Sustainable multilingualism: research, studies, culture : 2nd international scientific conference, 2013 m. rugsėjo 27-28 d. / Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2013
Extent: p. 67-68
Date: 2013
Abstract: We are what and how we write. Writing is an important skill, a vital tool in everyday life, a way of learning, making sense of a world, discovering things, growing and developing, putting thoughts into words, a need to see what we say to know what we think. Writing is the art of arts as words can do what a thousand pictures cannot. Given a very simple question ‘What is writing in English for?’ the majority of students usually distinguish the following: writing is important for correspondence, for making contracts, for writing CVs, for filling in forms when applying for the job, for writing formal letters, for using a computer or the Internet, and for spreading information on the one hand. On the other hand, they point out that writing is important for communication with people and studying abroad. Finally, they recognize writing as an activity which helps to improve language skills in general, even improves their thinking or flow of thoughts, trains the ability to express their thoughts and ideas better, broadens their vocabulary and in this way expands their general knowledge of English. Thus, according to their considerations, writing is very important for an educated person and is a good credit for getting a good job and effective functioning in the world of work. All students acknowledge writing as important; nevertheless, they stress the priority of speaking. Moreover, students think of writing assignments as a punishment instead of something as a life-long skill. Competent writing in a foreign language as a communicative means plays a very important role in the modern-day world of work. Although writing has always been an important form of communication, it has been a rather neglected area in foreign language classes for many years. [...]
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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