Journal directory listing - Volume 43 Number 1 (1998/April) - Humanities & Social Sciences【43(1)】

Writing for Publishing:The Web Publications for Composition Classes Author: Chih-cheng Lin(Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 43, No.1
Date:April 1998


Motivation in a composition class serves an important factor of which the teacher can take advantage in order to change the students' attitudes toward writing. Integrative motivation (Brown, 1994a; Gardner, 1985; Lambert, 1972) and intrinsic motivation (Brown, 1990; Crookes and Schmidt, 1991; Maslow, 1970; Ramage, 1990) in language learning are suggested to help learners acquire higher language proficiency and to have better learning outcomes. Likewise, in a composition class, students would improve in a greater and faster pace when they are motivated integratively and intrinsically. This paper proposes that publishing on the Web motivate students in a composition class to finish a manageable, assigned task with enthusiasm. Furthermore, through such an assignment, students not only learn how to compose an article but also enjoy writing more and better articles.

Keywords:ESL/EFL Writing, Motivation, CALL

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APA FormatLin, C.-C. (1998). Writing for Publishing:The Web Publications for Composition Classes. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Humanities & Social Science, 43(1), 27-46. doi:10.6210/JNTNULL.1998.43(1).03