Academic Writing Deficiencies of Business Management Students: Causes, Effects and Solutions
Proceedings of ICERI2017 Conference, 16th-18th November 2017, Seville, Spain; ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
6 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2017
Date Written: November 18, 2017
This study aimed at shedding light on the importance of expression and diction in the English language in terms of writing academic text. Thirty-eight assignments and forty-four final reports submitted by the different business management students enrolled in different semesters were analysed to describe the causes, effects, and solutions for the academic writing deficiencies of business management students. It also analysed the different most frequently occurred grammatical errors. Based on the findings, the study recommended a 5-step criterion to measure the adequacy of academic writing of business students. Based on its general applicability to the business students, the criterion is acceptable by any business school offers academic courses in English as a second language. Different demographic variables should be used for the use of this criterion in practice to explore the differences found based on gender, race, ethnicity, background etc. However, the most important use of this 5-step criterion is to evaluate the academic writing deficiencies experienced by a particular group of business students. Therefore, the scope of this study is applicable, but not limited to the business schools professors, business school students, and business schools course designers/developers.
Keywords: Academic Writing Deficiencies, Appropriate Content, Business Management Students, Clear Syntax and Correct Grammar
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