Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies, Volume (6), No (2), Year (2014-8) , Pages (117-138)

Title : ( Task-Based Creative Writing through Visual Advertisement: AChange of Attitude )

Authors: Salim Yassami , Mohammad Ghazanfari , Reza Pishghadam , Azar Hosseini Fatemi ,

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Almost little is known about creative writing. In this research, creative writing has been introduced as an alternative to academic writing. The aims were to introduce creative writing as an alternative to academic writing to boost the participants’ attitude towards writing in general. The participants were 32 senior university students studying English Translation at Islamic Azad University, Tehran. The study includes two phases: quantitative and qualitative. For the quantitative phase, the participants were given a questionnaire so that the researchers could measure their attitudes about writing. Then, a creative writing pretest was administered, followed by a posttest to see to what extent the treatment could help the participants improve their writing skill. For the qualitative phase, a videotaped oral interview with the participants was closely examined to find out about the participants’ attitudes towards writing. The means of the pretest and posttest indicated a three-fold increase in the scores after the treatment was over. The oral interview, furthermore, showed that most participants had a negative attitude towards creative writing. It was finally concluded that creative writing might be considered as a useful asset in academic contexts, expected to alleviate the negative attitude of learners towards writing to feel more confident.

Keywords

academic writing; creative writing; visual advertisement; writing
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@article{paperid:1054229,
author = {Yassami, Salim and Ghazanfari, Mohammad and Pishghadam, Reza and Hosseini Fatemi, Azar},
title = {Task-Based Creative Writing through Visual Advertisement: AChange of Attitude},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies},
year = {2014},
volume = {6},
number = {2},
month = {August},
issn = {2008-5494},
pages = {117--138},
numpages = {21},
keywords = {academic writing; creative writing; visual advertisement; writing attitudes},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Task-Based Creative Writing through Visual Advertisement: AChange of Attitude
%A Yassami, Salim
%A Ghazanfari, Mohammad
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Hosseini Fatemi, Azar
%J Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies
%@ 2008-5494
%D 2014

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