Exploring the Effect of Paper-and-pencil vs. Blog JW on L2 Writing in terms of Accuracy, Fluency, Lexical Complexity, and Syntactic Complexity

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature, Alzahra University

2 professor of English Language and Literature, alzahra University

3 Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, Alzahra University.



In the field of second/foreign language learning, Journal Writing (JW) has been used as a tool for self-expression, acknowledged for its multiple benefits with regard to various aspects of language learning. With the advancements of technology, however, few studies have addressed the potentials of internet-based platforms such as blogs in the practice of JW. The present study, therefore, has attempted to juxtapose the traditional paper-and-pencil mode of JW with Blog JW to explore the potential impacts on L2 learners’ writing skill. To this end, four elements of accuracy, fluency, lexical, as well as syntactic complexity were examined in the participants’ writing samples through relevant measures. To analyze the data, (M)ANCOVAs and (M)ANOVAs were conducted, the results of which are summarized and presented. The general conclusion of the study was that, JW, in particular, in the form of blogging has the potential of enhancing the quality of language learners’ writing.


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تاثیر ژورنال نویسی در دو شکل کاغذی و وبلاگ نویسی بر مهارت نوشتاری از لحاظ صحت، فصاحت، پیچیدگی معنایی و پیچیدگی ساختاری

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  • شهره تیمورنژاد 1
  • الهه ستوده نما 2
  • سیده سوسن مرندی 3
1 دانشجوی دکتری، دانشکده زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی، دانشگاه الزهرا (س)
2 استاد دانشکده زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی ، دانشگاه الزهرا (س)
3 دانشیار دانشکده زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی، دانشگاه الزهرا (س)
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