Sokoine University of Agriculture

Comparison between students’ academic performance and their abilities in written English language skills: A Tanzanian perspective

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dc.contributor.author Komba, S. C.
dc.contributor.author Kafanabo, E. J.
dc.contributor.author Njabili, A. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-28T08:52:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-28T08:52:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 2168-8662
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1150
dc.description International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 2012; 1 (2): 305-325 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article is based on the study which sought to compare between the students’ academic performance and their abilities in written English Language Skills. The study was conducted at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. The respondents were 358 finalists from six degree programmes selected randomly out of the 20 degree programmes at the university. The findings indicated that there was a statistically significant positive relationship between the students’ abilities in the English Writing Skills Test (EWST) and their University GPAs (r=314, p< 0.01). However, the content analysis of the EWST essays showed that the students had serious problems in spelling, using appropriate forms of adjectives, punctuation marks, simple present tense, recognizing passive voice and using relative pronouns and prepositions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Academic performance en_US
dc.subject Language skills en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.subject Tanzanian perspective en_US
dc.title Comparison between students’ academic performance and their abilities in written English language skills: A Tanzanian perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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