Reading Habits, Grammatical Knowledge, Creative Thinking, and Attainment in Academic Writing: Evidence from Bengkulu University, Indonesia

Erni Sukesi, Emzir Emzir, Sabarti Akhadiyah

Abstract


This study aims to establish whether any correlation exists between (1) students’ reading habits, (2) knowledge of grammar, (3) creative thinking, and (4) academic writing. This study assessed 69 students from the English Department at the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Sciences (FKIP), Bengkulu University, Indonesia, with them being selected through proportional random sampling as subjects for the study. A survey with test and questionnaire techniques was employed to collect data, which was then analyzed through multiple regression and correlation analysis. The results of the analysis suggest that positive correlations exist between (1) students’ reading habits and learning outcomes for academic writing, (2) knowledge of grammar and learning outcomes for academic writing, (3) creative thinking and learning outcomes for academic writing, and (4) students’ reading habits, knowledge of grammar, and creative thinking on the one hand, and student’s learning outcomes for academic writing on the other hand.


Keywords


academic writing, reading habits, grammar knowledge, creative thinking

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