HomeInternational Journal of Education Research for Higher Learningvol. 22 no. 1 (2016)

Organization, Style, and Mechanics in Writing of Students Learning English as a Foreign Language

Ariel E. San Jose | Jerome R Vicencio



This study aimed to determine the status of writing proficiency in terms of organization, style and mechanics and to understand the common issues in writing of EFL students. Using the Writing Analytic Evaluation Rubric and content analysis, the researchers found that in terms of organization, respondents could naturally express their feelings and opinions but lack focus for purpose and audience. On the other hand, in terms of style, it indicated that writers had the inability to elaborate ideas. In terms of mechanics, the use of punctuation, capitalization and correct spelling emerged as most problematic and needed attention. Discussions of the results and conclusions were provided.