Getting Students to Write English Articles for Publication: Student Writers’ Responses

Bambang Suwarno, - Arasuli


There has been a scarcity of writing instruction that aims to enable EFL students to write English articles for publication. This study aims to fill out the gap by developing a procedure for such an instruction and exploring student writers’ responses to the procedure. The design was descriptive, within the context of project-based learning. The subjects comprised some students of an English program at a public university in Bengkulu, Indonesia. Sampling was purposive and included 2 groups. The instrument was a questionnaire. The result showed that the subjects generally agreed to the steps for the writing instruction. The benefit levels of instructor’s activities were generally viewed as high; however, the benefit levels of students’ activities were perceived from low to high. Skills cultivated in the instruction were viewed as transferable to other tasks. The students wanted the final drafts to be directly processed by the editor prior to publication. Adequacy of access for electronic source was high while that of print source was moderate. The students expected that reference tools were provided by the institution. Students’ overall productivity was low. Further study is recommended to refine the instruction.


Writing Instruction for Publication, Writing in EFL, Subjects’ Responses, English Article

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