Using Open-Ended Story Technique in Improving Saudi University Students’ Short Story Writing Skills

Hashem A. Al samadani, Salem S. Ibnian

Abstract


This study aimed at examining the impact of using the open-ended story technique on improving Saudi university students’ short story writing skills in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The study addressed the following questions: (1) What are the short story writing skills that university students need in EFL? and (2) What is the impact of using the open-ended story technique on improving Saudi university students’ short story writing skills in EFL? The researchers developed a pre-post short story writing test to measure performance of the study’s sample, which consisted of 56 English major students, and reveal effectiveness of the open-ended story technique in improving the learners short story writing skills. Findings of the study showed a positive impact for the open-ended story technique on performance of the experiment group on the post short story writing test.

 


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Open-ended story technique, EFL, short story writing, Saudi students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.5p.227

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