Investigating the Challenges Encountered by the Omani Students in English Writing (ENG102) at Scientific College of Design Muscat
Roshini Michael, Senior Lecturer Scientific College of Design, Muscat, Oman.
Manuscript received on 27 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 08 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 18 April 2019 | PP: 907-911 | Volume-7 Issue-6S March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F03850376S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this study, researcher has worked towards investigating the existing challenges being encountered by the Omani students in English writing. The challenges in the English writing for the students of Middle Eastern countries vary as per their culture, environment, geography, attitude, age, skill set, academic preferences, mother-tongue, domestic influences over the educational system, etc. To identify the barriers and to overcome those hurdles, the study aims at assessing the respondents’ characteristics, skills, abilities, interest, etc along with the teachers motivating skills, qualification and clarity through academic environment challenges. However the study solely assesses the participants (students) and their opinion upon English writing rather than focusing on general subjects or large population. To structure the study with precise objective and narrowed aim the researcher had decided upon the Arabic students of Scientific College of Design (SCD), Muscat, Oman. The data has been collected from the students studying at the Scientific College of Design, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Data has been collected for three semesters Spring-2017, Summer-2017 and Fall-2018 from the voluntary students with the sample size of 106. The study adopts Cronbach Alpha, Karl Pearson (1-tailed) and ANOVA as the statistical analyses methodologies. Through the data analyses and the interpretation processes, the gathered outcome revealed that demographic profile, skills sets, domestic environment, academic environment and attitude certainly has a significant relationship with the challenges encountered by Arabic students in enhancing the level of their English writing.
Keywords: Omani Students, English Writing. Challenges, Arabic Students in Muscat, Scientific College of Design.
Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities