Author : H. Sadallah, Shatha
"A Suggested Method for Teaching English Descriptive Composition to First Year Students of the College of Physical Education in the University of Mosul"
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences,
2009, Volume 15, Issue 52, Pages 155-169
This investigation presents that most of the first year students of the College of Physical Education find it difficult to write a piece of composition. They can not express themselves in their writing, because they lack the ability to express their thoughts in English. The aim of this research is to improve the students' ability to handle the basic skills of writing good composition and to provide them with some knowledge of the features of a good composition. The researchers hypothesizes that the interference students of Arabic, which characterize the student performance, have a negative consequence on their final product. The procedure followed in this paper is based on asking 26 students to write descriptive compositions. After the test, the errors are identified, classified and analyzed statistically. The results indicate that the highest number of errors is in mechanics of writing, followed by sentence structure, and style.