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The research entitled “The Result of PAW Technique Used in Solving the Writing Problems and the Understanding of the Lessons of the First Year English Major Students” mainly purposed to investigate the results of the implementation of the PAW technique in the enhancement of the writing skills and the understanding of the linguistics subject matter of the English major students. The population were 112 first year English major students who enrolled in Introduction to Linguistic Course. Data collected were of two kinds: activities based data collection and attitude data collection. The former data were collected by carrying out activities using PAW technique while the latter were collected from students’ diaries. The data were then analyzed, activities were marked for errors while pattern analysis were used in mapping the attitudes found in students’ diaries towards the technique used. Results were descriptively presented.
The research revealed that after the implementation of PAW based activities, the results are as follows. With regards to errors in students’ works, the errors were found to have decreased significantly in terms of the total number of mistakes and types of mistakes. In terms of types of mistakes, it was found that students’ works before the implementation of PAW activities consisted of four main errors namely: technical errors, linguistic writing errors, writing errors, and knowledge and critical thinking errors. After the implementation of PAW, there were no technical errors while other errors are reported to have decreased significantly. With regards to attitudes towards PAW implementation, it was found that students have positive attitude towards PAW activities. Improvements in many aspects were observed such as: higher correct response to questions, having more people to help brainstorm, less time spent in each activities, no stress and tension free while working on the tasks assigned.
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