An Investigation on Academic Writing Problems Encountered by Undergraduate Students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sanghar Campus

Arham Arif, Syed Hyder Raza Shah, Fakhra ., Arshad Ali


The aim of this research is to investigate the academic writing problems encountered by undergraduate students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sanghar Campus and to suggest the effective strategies to cope up these problems. Qualitative method was used to collect the data in which 12 students and 3 teachers were selected for semi structured interviews. The conducted interviews were thematically analyzed. Findings of this research revealed that the lack of logical thinking, intended delivering expressions and repetition of ideas in academic writing are the major problems of student. Teachers recommended some strategies that writing short sentences, using simple vocabulary, mind mapping, influential language and cohesive devices can help students to improve academic writing.  The study suggested that critical reading and frequent feedback from teachers will help students to overcome the problems of academic writing.

Keywords: Academic writing, logical thinking, undergraduate students, and vocabulary.

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/68-03

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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